The embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, might have been prevented by security agents from travelling abroad for medical attention, as directed by an Abuja Federal High Court.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court last Tuesday granted Mr. Dasuki’s request for his passport to be released, to enable him to travel abroad for medical treatment.
However, it was learnt on Thursday that Dasuki, who was billed to travel on Wednesday night, was stopped by security operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Dasuki reportedly returned to the airport on Thursday morning to make his trip but was also prevented by the same security agents, who did not however give him any reason for their action.
A frustrated Dasuki is said to have returned to his Asokoro House following the aborted trip and was considering returning to the Federal High Court to seek redress against the Department of State Security Service, whose agents halted his movement abroad.
A source close to the former NSA said that Dasuki was in his house as at the time newsmen made contact with him.
The source denied reports that Dasuki had again been placed under house arrest by the DSS.
The source said: “The security agents only prevented Dasuki from travelling on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. He has returned to his house and is not under house arrest.”
It will be recalled that the DSS operatives had on Tuesday attempted to arrest a former Adamawa State Governor, Boni Haruna, who had gone to court to stand surety for the Dasuki.
Haruna, a former minister in the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan, was reportedly questioned on how he knew that Dasuki would be granted bail and why he went there as a surety.