SSS withdraws operatives from Dasuki’s residence, seize passports, documents

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Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja
•Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd)
Operatives of Nigeria secret police, the State Security Services, SSS has withdrawn its men from the Abuja home of Col. Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser on Friday evening after over 24 hours of siege.
It was gathered that the security operatives seized the International Passports and other documents retrieved from the home of the former NSA who has vowed to challenge their action in court.
Dasuki, reports indicated is aggrieved that he was deprived of performing his religious obligation of attending the Eid prayers, a religious rite that is observed after Ramadan Fasting. The former NSA has vowed to challenge the action by seeking legal redress in order to enforce his fundamental human rights, according to sources.
SSS operatives vacated Dasuki’s residence few hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP condemned his house arrest.
Olisah Metuh, spokesperson for the opposition party who claimed that he visited the home of the former NSA in Asokoro area of Abuja around noon on Friday but was denied entry by men of the SSS on the excuse that the house is under security watch told journalists that the restrictions placed on Dasuki was against the tenets of democracy.
Men of the SSS had laid siege to the residence of the former NSA in Abuja as well as the residence of Ibrahim, the father of Sambo in Sokoto allegedly seeking to arrest him since yesterday. The former NSA has however refused to allow himself to be arrested insisting that the security operatives did not come with arrest warrant.
Metuh said he had visited the former NSA based on instructions from his party, but he and a couple who also came to visit the retired Colonel were denied entry into the residence of Dasuki. He added that security operatives at the gate stopped him …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper