A former National Security Adviser, NSA, of Nigeria, Mr. Sambo Dasuki, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), of abusing the power entrusted to it by Nigerians.
Dasuki was reacting to the latest siege on his home in Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Security, who without warrant and in disobedience of a court order stormed his residence.
“We were also in power and if we had abused it the way they are doing now, they would never have been here,” he said. “It is unfortunate.
“Instead of following the legal way of doing things, some people decided to take the laws into their hands and see where we are today,” he said.
Speaking to an online newspaper, Premium Times, he alleged that the DSS were determined to re-arrest him without any court warrant or fresh charges when they arrived his home early on Thursday morning and told his personal security at the gate that they needed to deliver a letter of invitation for him to report at the SSS office by 11am same day.
“I told them that if it is just a letter of invite, they can drop it with my domestic staff, but they insisted that I must come out and collect it myself,” Mr. Dasuki said.
“I told them that unless they had a warrant allowing them to arrest me, I do not have to collect the letter from them and I am also not going anywhere without my lawyer,” he said.
According to the ex-NSA, the SSS operatives threatened that they “can force themselves into the House”.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High court ordered that Dasuki’s passport be returned to him to enable him go abroad for medical treatment.
Speaking further, he disclosed that the SSS invited a former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna, who stood as his surety in court, and intimidated him in order to compel him go with them.
“They brought Boni Haruna to my house yesterday asking him to invite me to go with them just to clarify something. I told them that since this matter is in court, I am not under obligation to deal with them and advised them to go to court if they have any issue related to the case.”