Former National Security Adviser, under President Goodluck Jonathan, Colonel Sambo Dasuki retired, has dragged the Federal Government before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, insisting that his life is in danger.
Colonel Dasuki, who approached the court through his legal team led by Mr. Ahmed Raji, said he has been kept under house arrest by armed operatives of the Department of State Services, since November third.
He lamented that the Department of State Service operatives laid siege to his house and prevented him from travelling abroad for medical treatment despite a subsisting court order that permitted him to go and take care of his budding cancer and return to the country within three weeks to continue his trial.
Colonel Sambo Dasuki, in a fundamental right enforcement application he filed against the Federal Government, pleaded the high court to uphold his rights to dignity and security of life.
The former National Security Adviser equally sought an order of the court extending the leave that was initially granted to him by Justice Ademola Adeniyi on November 3.
Justice Adeniyi had in his ruling, Okayed Dasuki for three weeks medical leave abroad owing to his deteriorating health condition.
Meantime, decrying that security operatives refused him from enforcing the order of Justice Adeniyi, Dasuki, urged the court to stop the siege to his house and order the Federal Government to allow him to seek proper medical attention abroad as he was earlier permitted to do by the court.
He said his life has been under constant threat and declared that the siege on his house ought to be immediately removed, saying as a result of the aggression of the federal government.