Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, is dead. He died Monday and will be buried Tuesday, according to Muslim rites.
The late Sultan Dasuki, father of ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was deposed in 1996 by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, after he was installed by Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, in 1988.
He ruled for eight years before his deposition and banishment to Zing, in Taraba State.
Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the House of Dan Fodio. He was a close associate of Ahmadu Bello and held the traditional title of Baraden Sokoto before becoming Sultan.
He was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto.
Sultan Dasuki is the father of Colonel Sambo Dasuki rtd former National Security Adviser to Ex President Goodluck Jonathan.
He is currently in prison for his role in the Arms deal worth billions of dollars.
It is not yet known if he will be allowed to attend his father's funeral since he is still at Kuje prisons despite the orders of the courts that granted him bail.