Chris Steven, Abuja
Despite the court ruling on Tuesday permitting the National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dasuki Sambo to seek medical attention outside the country, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS)on Thursday morning invaded his Asokoro, Abuja residence, placing him under house arrest.
The former NSA who was granted bail by the court was billed to leave the country on Wednesday for London but cancelled the trip following tip-off that operatives of DSS would pick him up at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on his way out the country.
A source close to him revealed to our correspondent that his Lufthansa flight to London which was scheduled for 7:30pm on Wednesday was cancelled with no reason but he said it might not be unconnected with fresh moves by the DSS to get him arrested on fresh charges.
At his No 13, John Kadiya Street, in Asokoro, the DSS operatives who stationed two Nissan vans very close to the house ensured that nobody goes in or comes out of the house while it was learnt that the former NSA was inside the house.
No official reason was given for the new development by the DSS but one of the operatives said that they were acting on orders from the above.
At the time of filing this report two operational vehicles of the DSS painted black with plate number RSH-590AS and KUJ-510AU were still stationed in front of the former NSA’s house.
The source who pleaded for anonymity disclosed that the DSS men were raiding the residence of the former NSA, Dasuki without giving any sufficient reason.
“They are here again and they have not given any meaningful reason why they should be here. We dont know their intention,” the source told Naij.com.
The source tried going into Dasuki’s house but was refused entry. According to the source, he was asked to identify himself and explain why he wants to go into the building.
“After I had identified myself and explained that I am here on a visit they still refused to let me in. They told me that nobody is allowed to go in and out of the house,” the source disclosed.
It was the second time Dasuki’s house was being raided by the DSS. In July both his residences in Abuja and Sokoto were stormed. In both invasions, the operatives thoroughly searched the houses before leaving.