In defiance of a second court order in a space of two weeks, the Department of Security Service (DSS) has refused to vacate the Abuja residence of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) to allow him travel for medical treatment abroad.
The Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Abuja had on Friday, November 13, 2015 directed the DSS to lift their siege on Dasuki’s home, while chiding the service for its flagrant violation of the previous court ruling.
THISDAY gathered that for over 48 hours after Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s order, the personnel of the State Security Service (SSS) have refused to budge but maintained the house arrest of the ex-NSA.
“They are still holding the former NSA hostage despite the court order. Can you imagine how they are gradually (making) the nation (descend) into a totalitarian (state.) When an agency of government can openly disregard a court order not only once but on several occasions, deciding what and when to obey, is pure dictatorship,” a source close to Dasuki said.
However, the source expressed hope that the stand-off may be resolved thus Monday when the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami (SAN), is to appear in court to explain the siege laid to the Abuja residence of the ex-NSA.