$2.1bn Arms Fraud: Buhari May Soon Release Dasuki From Detention

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Armsgate: Court Fixes Date For Ruling On Dasuki’s Motion

There are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may soon order the release of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd), as he is no longer comfortable with his prolonged detention.

But first of all, he must refund the huge sum of public funds which were allegedly diverted under his watch as the NSA.

READ ALSO: Where Is Dasuki? Nigerian Gov’t Fails To Produce Ex-NSA At Resumed Trial

This disclosure was brought to light on Tuesday night in Abuja by a top aide of President Buhari.

According to the aide, who craved anonymity, Buhari had already given instructions to the relevant organs handling Dasuki’s corruption case to take steps to recover the huge cash allegedly mismanaged by him and set him free.

His words: “I can tell you that the President is not comfortable with the continued detention of Dasuki despite the offences he allegedly committed against Nigeria and its people.”

“The only condition Mr. President has asked Dasuki to fulfil is to refund the huge sum of public funds which were allegedly diverted under his watch as the NSA.

“And I want to tell you that we have the approval of Mr. President to release him (Dasuki) from detention as soon as he brings the money.”

Dasuki, ex-Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, a former Director of Finance in the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, a former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir Bafarawa, and their company, Dalhatu Investment Limited, are being tried for allegedly stealing of about N9.2 billion from the office of the NSA.

The ex-NSA has been in detention for close to one year.

READ ALSO: 8 Unforgivable Wrongdoings Of Ex NSA Boss, Dasuki

Reacting to reports that the president was interested in keeping Dasuki in detention as long as possible to settle some scores, the aide said:

“I can tell you that it was Mr. President, who even asked us the other day why the former NSA was still being kept in detention and we told him that the three cases he had in court were responsible for the incarceration.

“He then said we have to take necessary steps to recover the money Dasuki is said to have mismanaged and allow him to return to his house.”

READ ALSO: #ArmsGate: Dasuki May Never Get Bail – Buhari

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  1. THE DASUKI ARMS DEALS IS A CASE OF REVENGE WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS FIGHTING ON….DANSUKI TENDS TO FORGET HISTORY SO FAST…HE ARREST BUHARI AFTER HE WAS TOPOPLED IN THE COUP AND KEPT HIM UNDER HOUSE ARREST AND PREVENT ANY FORM OF VISIT EVEN FROM HIS WIFE WHICH LEAD TO HIS BROKEN MARRIAGE…WELL DASUKI SHOULD TAKE THE PLEA OPTION- I MEAN CALL SOME PERSONAL FRIENDS AND TOP NORTHERN LEADERS TO BEG BUHARI ON YOUR BEHALF….AFTER ALL THOSE WHOM YOU SHARE THE ARMS DEALS MONEY ARE FREE ON THE STREET, SO WHERE IS YOUR OWN CASE DIFFERENT? WELL KEEP OF THE GOOD WORK, YOUR POST WAS REALLY INFORMATIVE..CHEERS

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