The Presidency insists that former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was invited by the presidential committee investigating the purchase of arms and military hardware under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The report of the investigative committee indicted Dasuki and several others, over an alleged N333bn phantom arms contracts.
The embattled Dasuki had released a statement on Wednesday, stating that the Presidency lied about inviting him to appear before the John Odeh-led panel before his indictment.
However, Punch reports that a source within the presidency has revealed that Dasuki was indeed invited, but simply failed to show up.
It was also revealed that the Federal Government has enough evidence to prove that Dasuki was duly invited to clear his name.
The source was quoted to have said that the Department of State Services invited the former ex-NSA, through the right channel, adding that a summons served on Dasuki was acknowledged by his lawyer.
“Don’t forget that the DSS is on that committee probing those arms deals. 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.”