Dasuki vs FG: Threat To Life Suit Filed By Former NSA For...

Dasuki vs FG: Threat To Life Suit Filed By Former NSA For Hearing Today

By ThisDay on November 13, 2015
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Sambo Dasuki
Former National Security Advisor, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd)

The hearing of suit filed by the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Mohammed Dasuki (rtd), against the federal government for alleged threat to life and denial of freedom of movement, will begin today at the Federal High Court (FHC) in Abuja.

Dasuki, who has been placed under house arrest in the last one week by operatives of the Department of the State Service (DSS), is seeking enforcement of his fundamental human rights to dignity and security of his life.

The case, which was filed on Monday by his lawyer, Ahmad Raji (SAN), has the notice indicating that the matter would be heard this Friday, and has been issued to parties in the matter by the court.

In the suit, the ex-NSA is asking the court for a mandatory order compelling the Federal Government and its agents especially the operatives of the State Security Service (DSSS) to vacate his house located at 13, John Kadiya Street, Asokoro with immediate effect.

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 physician abroad.

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