There is no reprieve yet for the dismissed Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, who is currently on house arrest.
The latest is that security men have seized his passport, ostensibly to forestall a situation where he would sneak out of the country.
This was just as investigations continued into his role in the siege to the National Assembly complex on Tuesday.
While some police sources said the house arrest of Daura began on Wednesday evening, others said he regained his freedom from security operatives and was asked to go home on Thursday.
Reliable sources said on Thursday that while Daura regained his freedom, his passport was seized.
A source said, “On Thursday, Daura was asked to leave the custody, but his passport was taken from him. This is to ensure that he does not leave the country until all investigations about him are concluded.
“Immediately after leaving the Aso Rock on Tuesday, he was taken to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad facility in the Guzape area of Abuja for interrogation. He was then taken to a facility in Gwarinpa where he had been under a house arrest.”
The police authorities which are investigating Daura have yet to provide any information officially on the matter.
The Force Public Relations Officer, acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Moshood, had yet to answer calls made to his line on the matter or reply to a text message sent on inquiries about Daura.
However, Daura’s successor and acting Director General of the DSS, Mr Mathew Seiyefa, on Thursday, promised to review past activities of the agency, which he said must have affected its perception by the public.
He also said he had yet to be briefed on the detention of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd,).
Seiyefa spoke at a media briefing at the national headquarters of the agency in Abuja on Thursday.
Seiyefa resumed as the boss of the secret service on Tuesday when his predecessor, Daura, was relieved of his position because of the role he played in deploying masked operatives in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Probably sensing the anger of the public against the agency over such actions, Seiyefa said that the agency would review all actions that the public perceived to be an adversary.
He said, “We are reviewing all issues that have brought about the negative perception of the service. Such issues like detention, arrest and others.
“The perceived to be human rights abuses will be reviewed. Some of our recent actions would be reviewed in order to learn where we have taken actions that are perceived to be adversarial.”