Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, again ordered the Department of State Security Services, SSS, to immediately withdraw its personnel from the Asokoro-Abuja residence of the immediate past National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
He also ordered the DSS to obey his order permitting Dasuki to travel abroad to seek medical treatment.
Justice Ademola gave the order today after Mr. Dasuki had returned to court to seek an enforcement of his fundamental human rights after the DSS placed him under house arrest.
“A Court order must be obeyed”, the judge said.
The court further stated that it was in order by granting Mr. Dasuki’s request to travel abroad for medical treatment, saying “only a fit person can stand for trial and investigation. My own orders will not be flouted”.
Mr. Dasuki is on trial for criminal charges bordering on unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering at the Federal High Court.
The ex-NSA denied the charges and was granted bail.
Following the success of his application on November 3, Justice Ademola ordered the Federal Government to release Mr. Dasuki’s international passport in its possession to enable him embark on a foreign medical trip.
However, the three-week permission to travel abroad was hampered by the DSS, which laid a siege to his residence in Abuja since November 4, 2015.
The DSS had claimed that if allowed to travel, Mr. Dasuki might jump bail and not return to the country, a claim the former NSA denies.
In his order Friday, Justice Ademola said he would send staff from the court to go to Mr. Dasuki’s residence to confirm if the siege on the ex-NSA’s residence has been lifted.