Again, Dss Refuses Dasuki Bail

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 30, (THEWILL) – Embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki , is yet to be let off the hook despite being granted bail by two Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Courts and another Federal High Court as the Department of State Security (DSS) has refused to allow him go.

An FCT High Court sitting before Justice Peter Affem had earlier granted him bail alongside former minister of state for finance, Bashir Yuguda; former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa; his son, Sagir Bafarawa, and the director of finance, office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, at N250 million each and two sureties in like sum.

But having perfected the bail conditions, according to Ahmed Raji, operatives of the DSS had refused to allow Dasuki go home .

The DSS, according to reports, shortly after perfecting the third bail granted him by Justice Peter Affem after two other courts had done same, the DSS took a dramatic turn by re-arresting him.

According to his lawyer, the former NSA had met all the bail conditions given by Justice Affem but regretted that the court order was not obeyed by the operatives of the SSS.

It would be recalled that Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court Abuja had granted the ex-NSA bail on November 3, on charges of unlawful possession of firearms. In fact, his international passport was asked to be released to him, but the bail was on November 4 scuttled by the DSS who laid siege on his Asokoro residence and placed him under house arrest.

The DSS had premised its actions on the fact that he was being investigated on another matter, after which he was later arraigned before Justice Husseini Yusuf-Baba of another FCT High Court, who eventually granted him bail.

Raji, Dasuki's lawyer who perfected the bail condition of his client, said the action of the security agents was an affront to the rule of law under democracy, and appealed to the authorities of the security agents and the Federal Government to respect court order and allow Dasuki to enjoy the bail granted him by a law court .