To clear the air, the Federal government on Tuesday absolved itself of blame as to why the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), was not allowed to attend the burial of his father, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki who died on Monday, saying that his son had vehemently rejected the offer for his temporary release.
However, it has emerged that Sambo Dasuki turned down the offer to avoid the ordeal of arriving Sokoto with a retinue of DSS operatives who would have been detailed to accompany him and take him back into custody.
Despite three court rulings ordering his release, Dasuki has been in the custody of the DSS for almost a year on allegations of corruption and that he constitutes a security threat.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, yesterday explained that the former NSA had rejected the offer by the DSS to attend the funeral of his father.
“Even a Koran he had bought for his son could not be given to Sambo because he could not see him.