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The Department of State Security  Services (DSS) has charged the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) over possession of fire arms without license, report says.

According a statement issued on Monday, August 24, by the DSS, a large cache of arms and ammunition was discovered in Dasuki's houses after raiding the buildings on July 16.

“The search operation led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.

“Consequently, on Monday 24th August, 2015, he was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of fire arms without license,” the statement said.

It said that the crime is punishable under section 27(i) (a)(i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004, adding that: “This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law.”

Pulse recalls that DSS operatives raided Dasuki's Abuja residence located at 13 John Khadiya Street, Asokoro District, and placed him and his friend, Colonel Bello Fadile (retd.), under house arrest for 24-hours between Thursday, July 16 to Friday, July 17, 2015.

Another batch of the security operatives also stormed the ex-NSA's father's property in Sokoto, holding occupants hostage and ransacking the whole building.

Dasuki's arrest travails followed his removal as NSA by President Muhammadu Buhari  on Monday, July 13.

He had served for three years as Nigeria’s National Security Adviser under President Goodluck Jonathan who appointed him on June 22, 2012.

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