The immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, has been charged to court by the Department of State Services (DSS) for possession of fire arms without a license. According to a statement released today August 24th by the Acting spokesman of the DSS, Tony Opuiyo, Dasuki's action is an offence which is punishable under Section 27(i) (a) (i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28LFN 2004.
“This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law, in which nobody is deemed to be above the law, no matter how highly placed in the society. Accordingly, the general public will be duly informed as the matter progresses”, the statement reads in part Recall that DSS had, on July 16, 2015, carried out a search operation on properties belonging to Dasuki in Abuja and Sokoto. Large cache of arms and ammunition among other things were recovered after the search.