Abdulrahman Dambazau, Nigeria’s interior minister, said that incarcerated former national security adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, on Monday, November 14, 2016 declined an offer to visit his late father, Ibrahim Dasuki, in an Abuja hospital.
Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, said Sambo had declined another offer to be in Sokoto throughout the mourning of his Father.
The minister disclosed this while addressing journalists in Sokoto on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
”We had discussed with the director-general, DSS, yesterday and Sambo was offered to visit his late father on his hospital bed in Abuja,” Dambazau told the press.
”He declined and said he preferred to pray for him. He was also offered to be in Sokoto throughout the mourning period and he also declined, preferring to pray for his late father. That was the true situation,” Dambazau said.
The interior minister described the late Dasuki as a true nationalist, and prayed for the repose his soul.
The detained former national security adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) has lost his father Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki late evening of Monday, November 14, 2016 at a Hospital in Abuja.
The Colonel Sambo Dasuki has been detained by the Muhammadu Buhari government since December 1, 2015 in spite of the bails granted him by three different high courts in Abuja. The ECOWAS Court had also ordered his release.
He was buried in Sokoto on Tuesday. (NAN)