FORMER National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Mohammed Dasuki (rtd) has sued the Federal Government at a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking enforcement of his fundamental human rights to dignity and security of his life.
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 Security Service (DSS) to vacate his house
located at 13, John Kadija Street, Asokoro with immediate effect.
In the suit filed by his counsel Mr. Ahmed Adeniyi 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 three- week permission granted him by the court on
November 3 to keep a re-rescheduled medical appointment with his
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
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
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 hearing of the suit.