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– The former Sultan of Sokoto Ibrahim Dasuki is dead
– Dasuki died on Monday, November 14, at the National Hospital in Abuja
– He will be buried on Tuesday, November 15 after the 2 pm Islamic prayers in Sokoto state
Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA) under Goodluck Jonathan and son to late ex-Sultan of Sokoto Ibrahim Dasuki, reportedly refused to see his sick father while he was in detention, Sahara Reporters writes.
According to a source, Dasuki was reportedly offered a window of opportunity by the Department of State Service (DSS) two weeks ago to go and see his father who was very seek but the retired army colonel rejected the offer.
Dasuki saw the offer as an attempt by the DSS to temporarily free him and later re-arrest him.
“The detained former NSA was temporarily released two weeks ago to visit his ailing father, but he stoutly refused to accept any temporary release to visit his father saying he would not accept any short of unconditional release as ordered by the ECOWAS court,” Sahara Reporters wrote.
Not even influential member of the Presidency Mamman Daura, who is married to Sambo’s sister could get the young Dasuki to change his mind on the matter as he remained adamant.
His last public statement was in London in July 2015, following a search of his home in Sokoto by the State Security Service after they arrested his son.
Sahara Reporters writes that last public address of Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday, November 14, was when he slammed the SSS for invading his home just because the government had an allegation against his son.
“Yes it is against my son, but I am different from him. My house is different from his house. If the government has anything against him, let them check his house in Abuja and not my own house,” the late ex-Sultan of Sokoto had told the BBC.
Meanwhile, a witness in the ongoing trial of an aide to the governor of Ekiti state Ayodele Fayose on Monday, November 14, told the court that it took Zenith Bank 10 days to count money collected from the office of the national security adviser Sambo Dasuki.
During his cross-examination by Mike Ozehkhome, the defence counsel, the first prosecution witness said the governor’s aide, Abiodun Agbele handed N1.2 billion over to him.