Officials of the Department of State Services raided the home of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in Asokoro, Abuja on Thursday, July 16.
According to Punch, the operation was authorized by the top hierarchy of the DSS and it is believed to be in connection with the secret probe into how billions of naira allocated for the war against terrorism was allegedly looted.
It could not be immediately ascertained whether Dasuki was arrested or detained overnight by the DSS operatives, who arrived wielding guns and did a thorough search of the house.
A team of DSS operatives was also reported to have been deployed to his family house in Sokoto.
Punch’s sources disclosed that this is the “fore-taste of what would likely happen to senior officials in the past administration who were suspected to have embezzled or mismanaged public funds.”
The source added: “The invasion of Dasuki’s residence is not unconnected with the determination of the current administration to recover all looted funds by senior officials of the past government, so no one should read any political motives to it.”