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Sambo Dasuki Charged With Illegal Possession Of Firearms

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The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has charged former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to court over offenses related to possession of fire arms without license.

A statement by the DSS on Monday issued by Tony Opuiyo said after searching Dasuki’s houses on 16th July, 2015, the security agency discovered large cache of arms and ammunitions and has subsequently charged him to court.

Opuiyo stated that the search was necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security.

“The search operation led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.

“Consequently, on Monday 24th August, 2015, he was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of fire arms without license,” Opuiyo stated.

He noted that the crime is punishable under section 27(i) (a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004, adding that: “This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law.”

Opuiypo emphasized that nobody was above the law no matter how highly placed in the society.

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