Operatives of the Directorate of State Service (DSS) yesterday night arrested former national security adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in his private residence at Asokoro, Abuja.
The secret police operatives, according to information gathered by SKYTREND NEWS, came in four Hilux vans, led by one Mohammed, and stormed the Asokoro residence of the former NSA at about 6:40pm, laying siege on the residence, and insisting on seeing the former NSA, Dasuki.
According to sources, military operatives guarding the home prevented the DSS operatives from gaining entry into the premises which prompted the latter to threaten to force their way into the house.
SKYTREND NEWS had yesterday reported that a similar scenario played out in Sokoto, in the home owned by the former NSA’s father, Ibrahim Dasuki, a former Sultan of Sokoto, where some other DSS operatives also stormed the home apparently in search of the retired colonel.
The operatives who visited the Dasukis’ Sokoto home were said to have searched the property, including a large container that had been in the compound for many years. They were said to have locked in all occupants of the house and would not allow anyone in or out of the building.
According to Leadership, the invasion of the erstwhile NSA’s home may not be unconnected with media reports of a planned probe of the defence budget and other alleged abuses of office by the immediate-past service chiefs who were relieved of their duties this week.
The DSS operatives later in the night whisked away the former NSA to one of their facilities in Abuja for interrogation.
Leadership quoted a security source who confirmed that Dasuki was arrested Friday night. However as at press time, no reason was given for the former NSA’s arrest.
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