Recall that Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) was arrested since 2015 and since then has being in DSS custody until last tuesday. The ex-NSA was arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms and money laundering in December 2015.
The Federal Government rejected entreaties to release the ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki and the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, after both men were granted bail by the courts (PUNCH 2019).
However, on 24th December 2019, the government made a U-turn and ordered the release of the two men. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed that he had directed the Department of State Services to release Sowore and Dasuki. PUNCH noted that the decision of the government, which was made public late evening on Tuesday came 13 days after the newspaper published a hard-hitting editorial criticising the human rights record of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and his government’s penchant for ignoring court orders.
Femi Fani-Kayode commenting on his visit to Dasuki said that he had no doubt in his mind that he – Col. Sambo Dasuki “will still play a major role in Nigeria”.
Fani-Kayode described Dasuki as a very courageous, strong, inspiring and profoundly good man that is full of life who was kept in illegal detention for 4 years.
See his tweet below
“It was an honor to visit my friend & brother Col. Sambo Dasuki today. What a man! After 4 years in illegal detention he is still his usual self: strong, inspiring, courageous & full of life. A profoundly good man: I have no doubt that he will still play a major role in Nigeria”.