Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, has explained the reason behind his decision to stop attending court sessions during his prolonged illegal detention.
Dasuki, who spoke in an interview with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, VOA, monitored in Abuja, on Wednesday, called for justice and truth.
In the interview with the Hausa Service of VOA, Dasuki said: “I was going to court. Why I stopped going to court, was because the court ordered for my release. This was not obeyed. So I said, anytime the government released me, we would continue with the case. I am ready.”
According to him, now that the government has released him, he is prepared to appear in court to answer charges levelled against him.
Asked what he had to say to Nigerians who prayed for his release, the former NSA said: “We thank all for their prayers. It is only God that will reward them. There is nothing to say other than to pray to God to reward them. We saw what started and it has ended peacefully.”
In response to another question as to whether he is nursing any ailment as a result of his incarceration, he said: “Thank God I do not have any ailment. I do not have any ailment. I met my family in good health; thank God.”
Asked if he has any appeal to make to the government, he said, there is none.
He however, stated: “Whatever happens to anyone in life, it is what God has ordained. Lack of knowledge or faith is what makes people think an individual is behind their travails, or makes a person think he did this to you. It is what God ordains that happens. Like you said, I spent four years in detention; today, I am out.
“Only God knows what tomorrow holds. No one has authority over tomorrow. All that is required is justice. Everyone who goes to the Mosque on Friday and is a Moslem, must have heard an Imam preach about justice, and holding on to the truth.