The immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to enforce his fundamental human rights following alleged threat to his life.
The Street Journal recalls that the Federal Government had preferred criminal charges bordering on unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court against Dasuki, who denied the charges and was admitted to bail.
Dasuki’s counsel, Mr Ahmed Raji, SAN, who filed the application on his client’s behalf, urged the court to stop the siege laid on his house by operatives of the State Security Service, SSS.
He also prayed the court to remove all impediments, human and non-human barricades and bulwarks, which have hindered the court order, which was granted him since November 3 to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Dasuki further seeks a mandatory order compelling the Federal Government and its agents, especially the operatives of the Directorate of the State Security Service (DSSS) to vacate his house located at 13, John Kadija Street, Asokoro with immediate effect.
The applicant filed the suit via a motion on notice 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 the court order dated November 3, which permitted him to travel out of the country for medical treatment.
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 had 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 purportedly 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.
The suit has yet to be slated for hearing.