Just In: Court orders DSS to allow Dasuki travel


Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, to travel out of the country for medical treatment.

Justice Adeniyi n his ruling Friday morning, asked “What is wrong in the defendant travelling and coming back to face trial? Only a fit person can stand for trial and investigation.”

The judge consequently ordered that Dasuki’s travel documents be released by the DSS forthwith, insisting that his orders will not be flouted.

Justice Ademola also told M.S. Labaran, counsel to the DSS, to tell his client to immediately comply with the November 3 order of the court, saying “Court order must be obeyed.

The former NSA, Dasuki had approached the court to plead for the enforcement of its earlier order of November 3 that he could travel for three weeks to seek medical assistance for his ailment.

Dasuki had in a suit filed by his counsel Ahmed Adeniyi Raji SAN, pleaded with the court to stop the siege laid to his house and to remove all impediments, human and non-human barricade and bulwarks said to have hindered the permission granted him since November 3 to travel abroad for treatment of his ailing medical condition.

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