Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has dragged the Federal Government to a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking enforcement of his fundamental human rights to dignity and security of his life.
Dasuki also urged the court to dispose with his appearance in court because of the alleged constant threats to his life from the security agencies.
Dasuki is asking the court for a mandatory order compelling the Federal Government and its agents especially the operatives of the Directorate of the State Security Service (DSSS) to vacate his house located at 13, John Kadija Street, Asokoro with immediate effect.
In the suit filed by his counsel Mr Ahmed Adeniyi Raji SAN, 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 3 week permission granted him by the court on November 3 to keep a re-rescheduled medical appointment with his physician abroad.
He claimed that the Federal Government acting through the operatives of the SSS and other security agencies have frustrated the said order by barricading his apartment since the permission was granted.
The ex NSA also requested the court to extend the order of Number 3 since it could not be implemented due to the action of the security agents.