With President Muhammadu Buhari doing everything to placate Nigerians after the Maina Scandal, the Department of State Services, DSS, on Wednesday finally produced the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in compliance with an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that he should appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of a former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh.
The ex-NSA was produced by DSS operatives ahead of the Wednesday’s proceedings which started at 9 am.
The DSS has on several occasions ignored court orders for Dasuki’s release and other summons to produce him in court.
That the DSS decided to respect court order for once, as it relates to Dasuki, comes as a surprise and may not be unconnected to attempts by the President Buhari government to placate angry Nigerians following the public outcry over the secret reinstatement of fugitive pensions boss, Abdulrasheed Maina into public service.
Recall that Mr. Buhari, after months of foot-dragging, also sacked the indicted SGF, Babachir Lawal and NIA boss, Ambassador Ayo Oke on Monday.
The DSS under Buhari is yet to submit itself to civilian authority, as it has not shown respect for court orders.