November 16, 2016
Why Sambo Dasuki rejected FG’s offer to attend his dad’s burial
He also said Sambo had declined another offer to be in Sokoto to mourn and bury his late father.
NAN reported that the minister disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Sokoto on Tuesday.
Danbazau said, “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.”
The minister described late Dasuki as a true nationalist, and prayed Allah for the repose of his soul.
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.”
Sources say Sambo Dasuki rejected the offer because he doesn't want to go to his family house with men of the SSS on his trail.