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Newsflash: Court allows Dasuki to travel abroad on health grounds



*Orders DSS to release his international passport*

Justice Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja has allowed former national Security Advicer [NSA] Colonel Sambo Dasuki [retd to travel abroad citing health complications as basis for his decision.

The Federal Judge also ordered the Directorate of State Security [DSS] to release his international passport to enable him embark on the trip.

A new twist was added to the Colonel Dasuki’s case as the federal government has added money laundering to allegations involving the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Elombah.com has been informed which complicated his case and led to his passport being confiscated.

It could be recalled that the Department of State Security Service (DSS) had charged Colonel Dasuki to court over offenses related to possession of firearms.

In a statement issued by the DSS on Monday issued by Tony Opuiyo said after searching Dasuki’s houses on 16th July, 2015, its men discovered large cache of arms and ammunitions and has subsequently charged him to court.

Opuiyo had stated that the search was necessitated by credible intelligence which linked him to acts capable of undermining national security.

“The search operation led to the recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition among other things and for which further investigation was conducted.

“Consequently, on Monday 24th August, 2015, he was charged to court based on evidence so far obtained, but which relates to possession of fire arms without license,” Opuiyo stated.

He had noted that the crime is punishable under section 27(i) (a) (i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28 LFN 2004, adding that: “This is in line with democratic practice and our avowed commitment to the rule of law.”

Opuiyo had emphasized that nobody was above the law no matter how highly placed in the society.

The Department of State Security Service had charged the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to court over offenses related to possession of firearms without license.

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