The federal government has been urged to release and place former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on security surveillance if he is suspected to be a threat.
In a statement released on Friday in Abuja, a security expert and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo, said that Dasuki’s continuous detention was no longer lawful but seen as “political vendetta.”
Chief Ojo, the National Coordinator of the Yoruba Youth Alliance (YYA) said anti-graft war should be supported by all but advised the federal government not to make mockery of it.
”This prince of Sultanate council of Sokoto has not been declared guilty of treasonable felony that could warrant him to be detained for a long time. He should be granted bail even conditionally. He has not been convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction.
“I also want to suggest that he should be released and serious security surveillance be place around him in case he is suspected to be a security threat,” he said.
Dasuki got into federal government’s net over allegations that he diverted a large chunk of money meant for the purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East during the reign of President Goodluck.