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Again, DSS Lays Siege To Dasuki’s Home

Posted: Nov 5, 2015 at 11:03 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)


  • Accuses former NSA of Defying invitation

The Department of State Security (DSS) may have placed former Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, on restriction, as they, once again laid siege to his Abuja home on Thursday.

Explaining the rationale behind this latest swoop on the former NSA’s house, the DSS says it has not acted in defiance of a court order granting Dasuki permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

The DSS in a statement by Tony Opuiyo, explained that the action by its officers was caused by the refusal of Dasuki to honour an invitation by a committee investigating his alleged involvement in the $2 billion dollars arms procurement process by the past administration.

“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been brought to the report making rounds that its operatives illegally blocked the residence of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo DASUKI (Col/Rtd), in violation of a subsisting court order granting him a relief to travel oversea for medical services. This is to say the least that such report is not only unfounded and malicious but aimed at tarnishing the good image of the Service,” the statement read.

Continuing, it says: “It may be recalled that Sambo was initially arrested and charged to court for unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering, for which reason his international passport was seized and on the order of the court, returned to the registrar for custody. What has however brought the seeming standoff between Sambo and the Service, despite the court-ordered release of his international passport on 4th November, 2015, is his refusal to appear before a Committee undertaking the investigation of an entirely different case.”

Explaining further, the DSS stated that the government set up the Committee to investigate procurement processes relating to a two billion dollar ($2billion) arms transaction by the last administration, under which SAMBO was the NSA, adding that it was on this premise that he was invited by the Committee to shed more light on his involvement in the deal.

“It, therefore, remains surprising and shocking that Sambo has refused to honour invitations of the Committee but instead resorts to grandstanding and subtle blackmail of the Service. His refusal to appear before the Committee has left the Service with no option than to adopt legal means to ensure his attendance,” the DSS statement continued.

Explaining further, the DSS said it is not persecuting the former NSA, urging Nigerians are to disregard the impression being created by Dasuki in that regards.

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  • Nov 6, 2015 at 8:07 am Iwuh Lawrence


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