The Nigeria Police, Sokoto state command has foiled a planned protest by family members of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The family of the incarcerated former NSA had planned to stage a protest from the City Campus of the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto to Sokoto state Government House to express their displeasure over the continued detention of their son in contrast to several court orders.
The police had initially regulated the protest permitting the prospective protesters to limit their protest to the Government House premises before the order stopping the protest came late on Monday.
The family members have declined comments over the issue, but a link between the family and the media confirmed that the police have stopped the protest.
The Sokoto State police command when contacted through telephone, denied stopping the planned protest, saying the decision to stop the protest was a collective decision after an interactive session with the family members and the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed said, the family met with the police hierarchy in the state and a collective decision was reached to stop the protest.
Sambo Dasuki is standing trial for allegedly diverting public funds worth N19.4 billion. He had been in detention since his arrest in 2015 despite being granted bail by the court on many occasions.