DSS Releases Ex-NSA Dasuki, Vacates His Residence, But Withhold His Passport
The State Security Service (SSS) has vacated the Abuja residence of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, but his international passport has been seized by the secret police.
The SSS agents left his residence on Friday evening after a 24-hour siege which started on Thursday evening.
A source familiar with the matter said the operatives asked him questions about the cars found in his compound, some of whom our sources said belonged to his wife and guests.
The cars had earlier being towed away early Friday morning, and are yet to be returned, according to a friend of Mr. Dasuki.
The SSS operatives had surrounded the House, located at John Kabiya street in the Asokoro District of Abuja, Thursday evening and barred anyone from entering or exiting.
PRNigeria, an agency that disseminates information for the government, disclosed however that the DSS personnel seized Dasuki’s international passport and some vital documents.
“Even though there is no more restriction of his movement, Dasuki still feel aggrieved that he was deprived of performing his religious obligation of attending the Eid Prayers, marking the end of Ramadan fasting,” it said.
“Dasuki has vowed to challenge the action by seeking legal redress in order to enforce his fundamental human rights.