The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has issued a statement on why it invaded the houses of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, alleging that he planned to commit treasonable felony against the country.
The agency said that it conducted a search on the properties belonging to the former NSA, Mohammed Sambo on 16th July, 2015, about 1650 hours, based on credible intelligence linking him with alleged plans to commit treasonable felony against the Nigerian State.
The properties are on Nos. 13, John Khadya Street, Nos. 46, Nelson Mandela Street, both at Asokoro, Abuja, and Nos. 3 Sabon Birni Road, Gwiwa Area, Sokoto, Sokoto State.
The search operations was planned to be simultaneously conducted, but Dasuki, refused the operatives entry into his main residence located at No. 13 John Khadya Street, Asokoro, despite being presented with a genuine and duly signed search warrant.
Consequently, what was to last not more than two hours, according to the agency, lasted more than ten hours, up till the early hours of 17th July, 2015, stating that if not for the sense of maturity and professionalism of the officers and men assigned the task and the very good understanding and timely intervention of the new Chief of Army Staff, Tsukur Buratai, (Maj Gen), there would have been a clash between the Army operatives guarding the house and Service operatives, as Sambo directed the soldiers on duty not to allow any movement into his house, despite the subsisting court order.
It said that Sambo thereafter raised a false alarm to the military authorities to come to his aid as he failed to correctly tell the military that his property was about to be legitimately searched.
It said that since Sambo retired from the Army as a Colonel, and therefore not entitled to have military guards, if …Read More
Source:: New Mail