Legal Nigeria

Dasuki charged with illegal arms possession

The immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, was on Monday charged to court by the Department of State Services (DSS).
A statement yesterday by the Acting spokesman of the DSS, Tony Opuiyo, said Dasuki was charged to court based on evidence relating to possession of firearms without licence.
According to the statement, the offence 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 added.
The DSS on July 16, carried out a search on property belonging to Dasuki in Abuja and Sokoto.
The search followed what the DSS described as credible intelligence linking the ex-NSA to acts capable of undermining national security.
“The search led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted”, the DSS said.