Dasuki Rejected FG’s Offer To Bury Dad.
Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau (rtd), has disclosed that former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), declined an offer to visit his late father Ibrahim Dasuki, in an Abuja hospital on Monday.
Similarly, Danbazau said Sambo declined another offer to be in Sokoto to mourn and bury his father.
On Tuesday, while addressing newsmen in Sokoto, Danbazau said:
“We had discussed with the Director-General, DSS, yesterday and Sambo was offered to visit his late father on his hospital bed in Abuja.
“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.”
The Minister described the late Dasuki as a true nationalist, and prayed Allah for the repose his soul.
However, reacting to the Minister’s claim, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN) Dasuki’s counsel said he was not aware that the Federal government made such offers to his client.
“I am not aware of such gesture and our client did not tell us that such offer was extended to him. If such courtesy was to be accorded they should have informed the lawyers. But we were not informed. We are not aware of anything like that,” he said.
Ibrahim Dasuki, who was the former Sultan of Sokoto, and father of Col. Sambo, died on Monday in an Abuja Hospital at the age of 93.
He was buried in Sokoto on Tuesday.