The Presidency has faulted the claim by the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), that he was not invited by the presidential committee, probing the purchase and supply of arms during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
A source in the Presidency, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Thursday, said that the Federal Government was in possession of evidence to show that Dasuki was duly invited to clear his name.
He said the Department of State Services, DSS, duly invited the ex-NSA, who in turn refused to honour the invitation.
The source close to the presidency said that a summons served on Dasuki was duly acknowledged by his lawyer.
The source said:
“He was invited by the DSS and he refused to honour the invitation despite that his lawyer acknowledged the document.
“Instead for Dasuki to honour the invitation, he remained indoors and was whipping up sentiment.
“If he is taken to any court without his statement, the case will automatically be thrown out.”
He said at the appropriate time, Nigerians would know more about the allegations against the ex-NSA.