Federal Government had approached the court, seeking secret trial of Dasuki who is facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, money laundering and breach of trust
When the buzz took over town that Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) was the young officer that arrested the President Mohammadu Buhari during a military coup on August 27, 1985 that saw (Gen) Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida becoming the Head of States, many people took the rumour with a pinch of salt knowing that many of such took over town in a similar manner that later turned out to be false. Moreover, when ex Milad of Bornu State, Col. Aminu (rtd) said he was the one who arrested Buhari with two other officers, namely, Major John Madaki and Lawan Gwadabe, many people were skeptical in believing the Dasuki tale.
However, the man at the center of news lately Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he was being punished by the president for his perceived sin of his role in that coup d’état many years ago. Dasuki, though did not name any person, but those who should know claimed his statement was directed to no one but the president of Nigeria whom he said is punishing him out of vendetta.
Former national security adviser of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki Speaking through his counsel, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), Dasuki told the court: “It is clear that the defendant (Dasuki) is being punished by the powers that be for the perceived offences committed long before. We leave them to the Almighty God for his ultimate judgment.” Dasuki had been arraigned before three different high courts for various allegations and was granted bail but rearrested in December last year by the Federal Government and has since been held incommunicado.