Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who had declined Federal Government’s offer to visit his late father, Ibrahim Dasuki, while still in hospital, also said no to another offer by FG to be a part of his father’s burial.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau (retd.), revaled this while addressing newsmen in Sokoto on Tuesday, November 16th, 2016.
“We had discussed with the Director-General, DSS, yesterday (Monday) 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.”
But reacting to the minister’s claim, Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), said he was not sure that the Federal Government gave his client such offers.
He said, “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.”
Ibrahim Dasuki, who was the former Sultan of Sokoto, and father of Col. Sambo, died on Monday at the age of 93 and was buried on Tuesday in Sokoto.
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