Nigerian government charges former security adviser to court


The Nigerian government has charged Sambo Dasuki, the security adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, to court for possession of fire arms without license.


The government, through the Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 16, carried out a search operation on properties belonging to Dasuki in the country’s capital city Abuja and northwest Sokoto.

The search, necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security, led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition.

In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos on Tuesday, the DSS said the former security chief was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, following the discovery.

The government said the offense related to possession of fire arms without license was punishable under the Firearms Act 2004. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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