The Directorate of State Security (DSS) has followed up with the reported plan to stop immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) from seeking medical treatment abroad, as directed by the court, as it invaded his Abuja home in the early hours of Thursday.
THISDAY had reported about the uncertainty trailing Dasuki’s planned medical trip following a tip-off about the move by the DSS to arrest him at the airport on Wednesday night.
This was confirmed early this Thursday morning when men of the Department of State Security (DSS), for the second time in four months, surrounded his house in order to scuttle the court-sanctioned health-related travel.
“They invaded his Abuja home in the early hours of this morning with some of their personnel guarding the gate and stationing their vehicles there”, a source said.
Investigations further revealed that the security agents besieged the Abuja Airport on Wednesday night to either arrest the ex-NSA or prevent him from leaving.
“The laid siege at airport last night; they are now in his house this morning again,” the source added.
Dasuki’s present ordeal started two days after he resigned his post of the NSA, when DSS, in a gestapo style, invaded his home, his son’s house in Abuja, as well as his father’s in Sokoto, under the guise of investigating him for treason.
The treason allegation was however changed to criminal possession of firearms during his arraignment on August 24, 2015.
However, the prosecuting counsel and DSS once again amended the case to include money laundering charges and request for secret trial, which the former NSA has objected to and pleaded not guilty.
But in a counter application on October 26, Dasuki asked the court for the release of his travel passport to enable him attend to his personal health issues abroad, which was subsequently granted by the Justice Adeniyi Ademola presided Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja.