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Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has sent out words to his family members, relatives, associates and prominent Nigerians who are his friends not to beg President Muhammadu Buhari over his ongoing trial.

​This​ revelation was made ​to our correspondent​ by a source close to Dasuki.

​Speaking on the ex-NSA as he nears two years in government custody, the source replied: “Well, you all know what is happening. He has been granted bails by four differen​t ​hight ​court​s​; ECOWAS court also ordered his release but they won’t allow him go”.

“The question we are asking them is: W​hy keep a man even when courts said let him go home. His lawyers even said government can keep as many security operatives around him to monitor his movement, visitors etc.

“The general believe around the country is that there is more to this matter than government is letting us know but they should remember we will all die one day. Those fighting a personal course should have this at the back on their mind”.

​Asked​ ​specifically to describe how ​Dasuki was ​faring , the source said: “He is strong. I have not seen a person like him​. ​Being strong-willed is part of military training and obviously it’s ​​part of him”.

“​But I can tell you that he still insists on open trial that will have the media in attendance. Dasuki wants the world to hear shocking things. He also asked us to tell all those who know him that nobody should beg President Buhari over his ordeal. He was very clear on this.

“Dasuki knew he would be probed but chose to remain in Nigeria. He revealed that he didn’t flee the country because he is not a coward.​ ​He said ​he ​is ready to face whatever will happen to him in custody or prison​…even death”.​

Recall that since 2015​, Dasuki has been granted bail by Justice Adeniyi Ademola and Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed of the Federal High Court as well as Justice Peter Affen and Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Courts.

The ECOWAS Court had also in a judgement ordered the ​f​ederal ​g​overnment to ​free him from custody​. The court further imposed a fine of N15,000,000 on​ ​government​.

In one of the court sessions, former ​Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN) ​pointedly accused the ​Nigerian government of frustrating the ​Dasuki ​trial​.

Olujimi told an FCT High Court that it was irritating for government to have persistently and consistently refused to produce the Sokoto prince​, who has been in DSS custody, in court.

​Dasuki ​was the first senior official of the ​Jonathan government to be charged under President Muhammadu Buhari, who took in office in May​ 2015.​

Arrested in the morning of December 1, 2015 by the Department of State Service​s (DSS)​, Dasuki is 
accused of awarding phantom contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets and ammunition.

He is also answering charges​ ​unlawful possession of firearms​ ​and alleged ​mismanagement of $2bn​ meant to fight the Boko Haram insurgency. He denies all allegations.

His associates and members of the former ruling party, PDP, hold the view that Dasuki’s case has become a “persecution” by ​the Buhari government over his role in the 1985 coup.

Dasuki, perhaps in anticipation of his arrest, spoke on the matter two months after Buhari assumed office.

He maintained that he never maltreated Buhari during the coup.

Dasuki told founder of PRNigeria and blogger Yushau Shuaib in an interview: “General Buhari should know who he should blame”.

Recalling events, Dasuki disclosed how he and two young military officers ​he said are ​still alive travelled to Jos to brief Major General Buhari​ of (then) GOC of 3rd Armoured Division on the furtherance of the planning of the 1983 coup, which made Buhari the major beneficiary of the ouster of elected President Shehu Shagari.

He said Buhari, in one of their interactions, expressed his bitterness about insinuations on his stewardship in one of the public institutions.

Dasuki noted that he assured Buhari not to worry about such reckless and mischievous insinuations.

On his participation in the coup that saw the exit of Buhari less than two years after he became Head of State, Dasuki said insisted that Buhari cannot say he is not aware of the man behind the act.

On his alleged maltreatment of Buhari after the coup, he responded: “I always respect and dignify my seniors and those in positions of authority whether in service or after.​”​

“Though a young officer, I was reluctant to be among those that arrested him. I was not. I only met him afterward at Bonny Camp with Lawal Rafindadi.

​”​There is no way I could have maltreated him as being alleged in some quarters. I am glad most of the actors are still alive.”

On his roles in politics, Dasuki narrated how he supported Buhari’s aspiration for presidency in 2003, 2007 and 2011.


He further mentioned names of individuals who were also privy to his active involvement.

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  1. A country where rule of law does not work. PMB autocracy leadership,no difference from Kin Jun Hu. Tyranny. Nigerians keep keeping qiute,it will also happen to you some day. The rule of law must be established in every country,most especially a civilized country like ours. this is barbaric,PMB respect the rule of Law

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  2. Buhari,what you are hiding from Nigerians that you don't want this man to say,will be unveil soonest. Nothing can be hidden under the sun. respect the rule of law, no way... he wants public persecution, no way... You are really a wicked leader like.... SADAMUSAI

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  3. Which rule of law is guiding stealing? They even adopted principle of no mercy, 'eni maa Ku ko baa Ku, ko kan mi, ki emi sa ti lowo'.

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  4. I pity you all, the man who ought to have been injected with all the unbelievable looting and exposures he made all the officers went thru and lives that were lost...And he is till here seeking for judgement when he should be pleading to God for forgiveness

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  5. No nation will develop to its full potential without upholding the rule of law. The law is never perfect and we shouldn't expect it to be. The rule of law might mean than an alleged criminal escapes punishment because of insufficient evidence, nevertheless, the benefits of upholding its rule far outweighs its drawbacks. Even the laws of God in the old times were short of being perfect. For example, a person was to be convicted by the testimony of 2 or more witnesses. So what happens when two evil people concort a testimony to eliminate their common enemy? You get the point! Despite its shortcomings, there is no rationale for breaking the law or usurping its authority. Why not? Well, because the alternative - the rule of man - is a far more inherently, potently catastrophic. History is littered with examples of blood-thirsty, tyrannical leaders unleashing mayhem on the people they were supposed to protect. Today we can look no further than North Korea! You may argue: "Buhari is clean and cannot be compared to Kim Jon Un". You may think his reputation and good intention justifies breaking the law for a good cause. Well you may be right to suggest he is a good man. However, the problem is Buhari is president for a maximum of 8 years (if he lives up to his reputation). The problem of breaking the law (for the so-called good cause) is establishing an eminently destructive precedence. The law is not as important as the person in power and its dictates not as authoritative as the opinion of the leader. When this erroneous ideology is entrenched what stops the monster that takes power after him from oppressing you, stealing your freedom, right, and possession and disobeying court rulings. It would be absolutely ludicrous and inconsistent to now fall back to the rule of law to ask for justice. After all we have already established that the leaders opinion is sacrosanct and more forcible. The reason for upholding the law is that "Man cannot be trusted with power". One good man today, a monster tomorrow; the law remains constant and impartial so we can trust its rule over man. Nigerians let's look at the big picture. It's not about our divisive identity politics of loving or hating Buhari or religion and ethnicity. Its protecting the rights and future of everybody. Every developed nation upholds the law even when it hurts and that is why UK govt. could not extradite the terrorist sympathizer and sponsorer Abu Qatada even when the clamour of the majority was overwhelming. However the rule of the law has benefited them far much more. I pray no corrupt person goes unpunished. However even if the law cannot catch up with them now, the rule of law much be upheld to preserve our humanity and decency.

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  6. No nation will develop to its full potential without upholding the rule of law. The law is never perfect and we shouldn't expect it to be. The rule of law might mean than an alleged criminal escapes punishment because of insufficient evidence, nevertheless, the benefits of upholding its rule far outweighs its drawbacks. Even the laws of God in the old times were short of being perfect. For example, a person was to be convicted by the testimony of 2 or more witnesses. So what happens when two evil people concort a testimony to eliminate their common enemy? You get the point! Despite its shortcomings, there is no rationale for breaking the law or usurping its authority. Why not? Well, because the alternative - the rule of man - is a far more inherently, potently catastrophic. History is littered with examples of blood-thirsty, tyrannical leaders unleashing mayhem on the people they were supposed to protect. Today we can look no further than North Korea! You may argue: "Buhari is clean and cannot be compared to Kim Jon Un". You may think his reputation and good intention justifies breaking the law for a good cause. Well you may be right to suggest he is a good man. However, the problem is Buhari is president for a maximum of 8 years (if he lives up to his reputation). The problem of breaking the law (for the so-called good cause) is establishing an eminently destructive precedence. The law is not as important as the person in power and its dictates not as authoritative as the opinion of the leader. When this erroneous ideology is entrenched what stops the monster that takes power after him from oppressing you, stealing your freedom, right, and possession and disobeying court rulings. It would be absolutely ludicrous and inconsistent to now fall back to the rule of law to ask for justice. After all we have already established that the leaders opinion is sacrosanct and more forcible. The reason for upholding the law is that "Man cannot be trusted with power". One good man today, a monster tomorrow; the law remains constant and impartial so we can trust its rule over man. Nigerians let's look at the big picture. It's not about our divisive identity politics of loving or hating Buhari or religion and ethnicity. Its protecting the rights and future of everybody. Every developed nation upholds the law even when it hurts and that is why UK govt. could not extradite the terrorist sympathizer and sponsorer Abu Qatada even when the clamour of the majority was overwhelming. However the rule of the law has benefited them far much more. I pray no corrupt person goes unpunished. However even if the law cannot catch up with them now, the rule of law much be upheld to preserve our humanity and decency.

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