President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly directed relevant authorities to recover funds said to have been misappropriated by a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd), and set him free.
This revelation is coming that a time when a Professor of International Studies and author of Buhari’s biography, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’ had stated that there was no rift between the President and Dasuki, pointing out that they are in-laws .
The Department of State Services, DSS, had in December arrested Dasuki for allegedly misappropriating $15 billion of funds meant for purchase of arms for troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
Dasuki has been in detention since his arrest despite been granted bail by several Nigerian courts and recently the ECOWAS regional court, which ruled that he be released.
Disclosing this yesterday in Abuja, an aide to Buhari assured that the former NSA will be released once the misappropriated funds under his watch is returned, Vanguard reports
The aide said, “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,” the official said.
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