Colonel Dasakui’s Cockpoppy Defence By Okoi Obono-Obla
It is no defence for the embittered retired Lt Colonel Sambo Dasuki to suggest that vehicles for past Heads of States and Presidents from allocation to the Office of National Security Adviser: Somebody should tell Mr Dasuki that his defence or the propaganda been peddled in the media that he will spilled the bean to the effect that Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) were bought for past Heads of State and Presidents from allocations of the sum of 2.1 billion dollars to the Office of National Security Adviser is total hogwash, tenuous and cannot be a defence or justification for his misappropriation and sharing out to Peoples Democratic Party mandarins of the money budgeted and allocated to his office to purchase military hardware for the troops fighting the insurgency.
I also think such a line of defence can never be a defence in law to the charges such as stealing, money laundering leveled against him. It is puerile and farcical as it is unknown to law. I honesty see such a defence as the clinging of a drowning man to whatever straw come his way to escape from drowning!
The pertinent question is:
Are past Heads of State and Presidents in the country entitled to the provision of vehicles by the Federal Government of Nigeria?
Are these past Head of States and Presidents entitled to protection by the Federal Government of Nigeria?
Certainly the answers to these questions are in the affirmative. I know that as a matter of tradition the Federal Government of Nigeria buys vehicles every year for past Heads of States and Presidents; so suggesting that past Heads of States and Presidents were bought vehicles from allocation to the office of the National Security Adviser is neither here nor there!
It is a poppycock defence!