Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Mohammed Dasuki (retd), who is allegedly under house arrest, on Monday approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental rights to dignity and security of his life.
Dasuki is asking the court for an order compelling the government and its agents especially the Directorate of State Service (DSS) to vacate his house located at 13, John Kadija Street, Asokoro, Abuja immediately.
He also asked 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 to the United Kingdom for medical check-up.
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 an order to extend the time of his travelling 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 physician abroad.
In the suit filed by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN), the applicant claimed that the Federal Government acting through the DSS and other security agencies have frustrated the said order by barricading his residence since the permission was granted.
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 November 3, he immediately purchased his travel ticket and boarding pass issued to him to accomplish the trip.
He averred that shortly after, the DSS 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 travelling out.
Dasuki said the siege on his house ought to be immediately lifted, noting that as a result of the aggression of the Federal Government, his life has been under threat.
No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.
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