Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki (rtd)has sued the Federal Government (FG) at an Abuja Federal High Court seeking
enforcement of his fundamental human rights to dignity and security of
Dasuki is asking the court for a mandatory order compelling the
Federal Government and its agents especially the operatives of the
Directorate of the State Service (DSS) to vacate his house located at
13, John Kadija Street, Asokoro with immediate effect.
In the suit filed by his counsel Ahmed Raji SAN, Dasuki pleaded with
the court to stop the siege laid on his house and to remove all
impediments, human and non-human barricade and bulwarks said to have
hindered the permission granted him since November 3 to travel abroad
for treatment of his ailing medical condition.
In a motion on notice filed pursuant to section 36(5) 37 and 41 of the
1999 constitution and sections 1(1) and (2) and 266 of the
Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, the ex NSA also sought
for order of
the court extending order of November 3 permitting
treatment of his ailment abroad.
The motion on notice was premised on five grounds including the
request to enforce the 3 week permission granted him by the court on
November 3 to keep a re-rescheduled medical appointment
with his physician abroad.
He claimed that the Federal Government acting through the operatives
of the SSS and other security agencies have frustrated the said order
by barricading his apartment since the permission was granted.
The ex NSA also requested the court to extend
the order of Number 3 since it could not be implemented due to the
action of the security agents. Dasuki further asked the court to
dispose with his appearance in court for the purpose of this
application because of the alleged constant threats to his life from
the security agencies.
In a 13 paragraph affidavit in support of the motion, Dasuki claimed
that following the order of November 3 permitting him to go abroad for
medical attention, he immediately purchased his travel ticket and
boarding pass issued to him to accomplish the trip.
He averred that shortly after, the operatives of the
SSS acting on behalf of the Federal Government stormed and barricaded
his house at Asokoro in brazen defiance of the court order and
prevented him from traveling out.
Dasuki asserted that the siege on his house ought to be immediately
removed and that as a result of the aggression of the Federal
Government, his life has been under constant threat.
No date has been fixed for heap of the suit.
The Federal Government had preferred criminal
charges of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering
against Dasuki at the Federal High Court.
He denied the charges and was granted bail. As a result of his
successful application, Justice Adeniyi Ademola on November 3 granted
him permission to travel abroad to treat his ailment.
The grant of the permission followed the affidavit evidence filed by
the Federal Government that investigations into the alleged possession
of firearms and money laundering have been fully completed.
However, the three week permission to go abroad for medical attention
could not be implemented following the house arrest by the SSS since November 4, 2015