Former National Security Adviser to Goodluck Jonathan, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), have been arrested by the operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), this morning in Abuja.
By Philips Sunday.
Dasuki who was accused by the Department for State Services in July of felony, corruption, misuse of power and possession of firearms, was ordered out of his Abuja residence without any form of force to the DSS headquarters in the Asokoro District of Abuja today.
The former NSA have been under house arrest for a month. It can be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered for the arrest of Dasuki and others that worked under his watch, when he received the interim report of the investigative committee on arms procurement in November.
Dasuki who claimed he needed medical treatments abroad, had earlier been granted that permission by a Federal High Court to travel twice but the federal government refused to allow him leave the country.
When his arrest gathered momentum in November, the former NSA denied ever receiving any formal or informal invitation to appear before an Investigative Panel on the Procurement of hardware and ammunition in the armed forces.
Before his arrest today by the Department for State Services, he had earlier pleaded for an open trial for his stewardship to the nation.
“Because of the pride on how we tackled terrorism and defeated Boko Haram terrorists through our gallant troops and partners in the twilight of the previous administration, that is the reason I have insisted on open and public trial of my stewardship rather than secret trial in the court as being canvassed by my prosecutors”.
Some officials who worked with him during the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, have also been arrested, including ex-Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda.