Review: Sambo Dasuki’s long road to ‘freedom’


Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser, regained his freedom on Christmas eve, after four years of detention by officials of the State Security Services (SSS).

Mr Dasuki, a retired Nigerian Army colonel, had been held by the SSS since December 2015 when he was arrested on allegations he diverted $2.1 billion from funds meant for the war against terrorism.

He has denied wrongdoing and is yet to be convicted.

Since his arrest and arraignment, Mr Dasuki has been granted bail at least seven times by various courts, with the SSS refusing to heed all the orders.

The SSS, an agency under the direct control of the president, is notorious for disobeying court rulings.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who is now retired, on November 3, 2015, granted the former NSA’s request to be allowed…



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