Abuja - The hearing of the lawsuit former
National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, has filed against the
Federal Government is expected to resume at Federal High Court in Abuja on
Dasuki has sued the government is challenging the
Department of State Security Services (DSS) over its refusal to allow former
National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki travel to the United Kingdom
for medical treatment and putting him under house arrest.
Last Friday, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of Federal High
Court lambasted the DSS for its continued refusal to grant Dasuki his travel
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He had previously given an order to the effect that the
accused be allowed to go abroad as from November 4 to treat his ailment within
three weeks and return to the court on November 26 for his trial in the charges
brought against him.
The DSS laid ambush for him at the airport, aborting his
trip and have laid siege to his Asokoro, Abuja home since then.
Dasuki then approached the court through his lawyers
complaining that nine days after the court permitted him to travel abroad for
treatment, the DSS operatives had since November 4 placed him under house
arrest 24 hours after the court order was made.
Dasuki, the NSA from 2012 to early this year, is
facing criminal charges of unlawful possession of firearms and money
- CAJ News