Former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, spent the holiday season in jail. He finally fulfilled the terms of his bail yesterday but was promptly rearrested by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) in what has become a worrying trend by the agency.
Since the new administration came into power, court orders are being flouted with disregard and the bail granted by Justice Peter Affem of the Abuja High Court is the latest in a growing list which includes Patrick Akpobolokemi, Nnamdi Kanu, Kayode Are and Sambo Dasuki (twice previously).
The DSS has not given a reason for this latest rearrest of Dasuki.
Counsel to Dasuki, Ahmed Raji (SAN) confirmed to PRNigeria, a security online platform, that “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.”
According to the online platform, the counsel, Raji “who perfected the bail condition of his client disclosed that the action of the security agents was an affront to the rule of law under democracy.
“The lawyer appealed to the security agents and the Federal Government to respect court orders and allow Dasuki to enjoy the bail granted him by a law court of the country.”