Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, was released on Tuesday, following an order by the presidency, after four years in detention of the Department of States Services (DSS).
Dasuki was released at about 9.00pm according to reports, and was received by family members and well-wishers at his Asokoro residence 30 minutes later in Abuja, hours after the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #Revolution Now Movement, who was also asked to be freed.
The former NSA was first arrested on December 1, 2015 by DSS, and arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
After perfecting his bail granted by the court, he was released on December 29, 2015, but was immediately re-arrested by the Operatives of DSS.
He had remained in custody since then, in violation of series of court orders issued for his release.
He is being accused of diverting $1.2 billion meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition for soldiers fighting insurgency in the Northeast.
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