Rights group condemns alleged second invasion of former NSA Dasuki’s home



Irked by the last Thursday’s alleged invasion of the Abuja home of the embattled immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), by some operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), a human rights group, Civil Society Watch (CSW), has condemned in strong terms the act, demanding that the travails of the former NSA be subjected to the current judicial process devoid of the DSS’ intervention.

The same group had about few ago condemned the Federal Government for filing requests that Dasuki be tried secretly with conditions attached for witnesses.

In a statement at the weekend jointly signed and issued by the Chancellor of the body, Melford Wariboko and a celebrated columnist, Dr. Amanze Obi, after their meeting in Owerri, capital of Imo state, the group called on Nigerians and lovers of democratic norms and ideals to rise to the occasion and condemn the act by the security service.

They added that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari should discontinue from allegedly unleashing of such inhuman treatment to a Nigerian who has been ordered by the court to proceed on medical trip in the United kingdom.

The statement regretted that after a Federal High Court had issued an order that the former NSA should be issued with his travelling papers and allowed to travel abroad for medical trip, his house was invaded the second time by the operatives, allegedly placing him on forced house arrest.

A spokesman of the DSS had last week issued a statement, saying that the former NSA had allegedly not appeared before the presidential committee on the arms deal.

But Dasuki had said that the matter was in court, adding that the outcome of the judicial process should first be determined.

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