The Department of State Security Services, SSS, has placed former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, under house arrest after he was cleared by the court of law to travel overseas for medical treatment.
Dasuki who was first arrested by the SSS in July after a prolonged siege on his Abuja home, was charged to court for illegal possession of arms and money laundering.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court last Tuesday granted Mr. Dasuki’s request for his passport to be released, to enable him receive treatment abroad.
However, according to PREMIUM TIMES, the former NSA’s plan to travel on Wednesday night was thwarted by the SSS on the suspicion that he might not return to the country.
A source who declined to be named for security reasons said the SSS had succeeded in getting a warrant to enable them keep him under house arrest until the next adjourned date.
“The DSS suspects that the former NSA may not return to the country and are therefore, doing everything to make sure he does not leave Nigeria,” the source said.
When PREMIUM TIMES visited the residence of Mr. Dasuki on Thursday, there was no sign of SSS personnel like in the past. There were however three men in civilian clothes sitting in front of the house, whose identities could not be confirmed.
“Most of them are inside and they have confined him to a House arrest,” the source said.
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