Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration will not forget December 24, 2019, in a hurry. He miraculously had the opportunity of celebrating a Christmas season with his family for the first time in 5 years.
Dasuki has been away from his normal life and family since December 1, 2015, when the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested him for allegedly stealing $2.1 billion.
Besides that, the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari accused him of awarding ghost contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets, and ammunition meant for Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Hence, he was charged with treasonable felony and the government refused to release him, despite being granted bail by four different High Court judges in Nigeria and ECOWAS Court.
After a series of agitations from several quarters, the Federal Government unexpectedly ordered his immediate release on Tuesday and he was freed on the same day based on his existing bail conditions.
A viral picture showed that the retired soldier has reunited with his family. In the picture, his excited wife sat next to him with her hands in the air thanking the high heavens for leading her husband home again.
See the inspiring picture of Sambo Dasuki and his family Here:
Social Media Never Forgets
Meanwhile, social media has proven once again that it doesn’t forget things. Immediately Sambo Dasuki reunited with his family, Nigerians dug up an Instagram post a columnist of Nigerian Tribune, Farooq Kperogi, shared before the 2019 general election alleging that President Buhari had killed Sambo Dasuki.
He called the president derogatory names and also alleged that he would rig himself back to power. However, his first claim appeared to be fake, and the Supreme Court of Nigeria has also proven that the second claim was not true.