The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, will not be attending his father’s burial which is billed to take place in Sokoto later today, Tuesday, November 15, Daily Trust is reporting. Dasuki is currently in a detention facility owned by the Department of State Services (DSS) over an allegation of corruption. For nearly a year now, he had been held concerning a scandalous $2.2 billion supposedly meant for the purchase of arms to prosecute the war against insurgency but which was reportedly distributed among top politicians. He was arrested on December 1, 2015 and has remained in detention despite the various bails granted him by the courts as well as the ECOWAS Court.
His father, the deposed Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, died on Monday, November 14, in Abuja at the age of 93. He would be buried after the 2 pm afternoon prayers at the Hubbaren Shehu Usman Dan Fodio site in Sokoto state. Meanwhile, some Nigerians have expressed belief that Sambo Dasuki is facing the same predicament suffered by President Muhammadu Buhari as a military leader. Buhari was arrested as a military leader by Sambo Dasuki. He was thereafter detained for years and not allowed any chance to pay his last respect to his mother that died. Today, Buhari is an elected president while Sambo Dasuki is in detention and would not be attending his father’s burial.
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