Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), says his over four years incarceration by the Federal Government notwithstanding, he holds no grudges against President Muhammadu Buhari for his plight.
He has also vowed to defend and clear himself of money laundering and corruption allegations levelled against him by the government.
Speaking in a radio interview with the Voice of America, Hausa Service after he was released by the Department of State Services (DSS), Dasuki said he was not aware that Buhari detained him over his role in the 1985 coup that upstaged the then Head of State as speculated in some quarters
The former NSA, who declared that his detention was an act of God, said there are no comments regarding his ordeal while in DSS custody.
“What I know is that God designed this to happen. Nothing more. I have no problem with anybody. I can’t engage in a feud with anyone. You know everything that happened to one in life is designed by God. Ignorance and lack of understanding can make one to suffer himself.
“Anything that God destined to be, it will be. Only God knows everything that will happen tomorrow”, Dasuki said.
According to him, “What is important is for everybody to be fair. Everybody who is a Muslim and who goes to the mosque knows that what the Imam preaches every day is to harp on the need for people to be fair and honest. There is a reason for this and we need to listen.”
Vowing to defend himself in court against the allegations of money laundering, Dasuki said; “I resolved that anytime they released me, I will appear before the court and defend myself, I am ready. “
The ex-NSA was released on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 following a directive by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), after spending over four years in detention.
He was arrested in 2015 by the DSS over alleged abuse of office and money laundering. However, agitations for his release continued unabated in line with several court orders granting him bail. – Agency reports