Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is currently facing corruption charges has lost his father, Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto.
The ex-Sultan died at the age of 93.
He was deposed as Sultan by the former military dictator, Sani Abacha, in 1996.
He is expected to be buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday.
The last public remark of Sultan Dasuki was BBC Hausa service interview where he expressed his feelings about the search of his Sokoto residence by security operatives in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government who were allegedly gunning for his son, Colonel Sambo Dasuki who had earlier left office as National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sultan Dasuki in the BBC interview wondered why his personal house in Sokoto was searched and said he would leave everything in the hands of God.
Sambo his eldest son was still in detention at the time of his death despite having been granted bail by different courts.
As at press time, Social Times could not get information about the cause of Sultan Dasuki’s death from family sources.