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Dasuki reveals how $2bn arms money was shared



More revelations are coming to light over over how funds meant for procurement of arms for the nation’s miliatry were expended order that the purposes for which they were meant for.

Reports say the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki who was recently arrested has opened up, and named names of those who benefitted from the largese.

Dasuki who was arrested on Tuesday by the Department of State Services (DSS) has been transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

An EFCC source said: “When Dasuki was brought in, he initially refused to write any statement, alleging that he had been subjected to media trial.
“I think the ex-NSA decided not to open up based on the advice of his lawyers that he should leave everything for the open court.

“The EFCC operatives, however, obliged Dasuki a copy of the statement by a former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shaibu Salisu in which the latter made some implicating statements.

“Dasuki, who was shocked by Salisu’s confessions, repeatedly asked: ‘You mean Salisu wrote all these! You mean he said these! Give me a pen and paper’.

“Thereafter, Dasuki decided to open a can of worms. He gave a long list of PDP chieftains who collected money from the Office of the NSA.

“He mentioned the names of a former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, ex-governors and ex-ministers and many others.
“The investigation is still on. We will certainly arrest more suspects soon.”

Meanwhile one of the key suspects in the “phoney” arms deal, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication has admitted receiving N2.1billion from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).

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A statement issued yesterday by the management of DAAR Communications Plc, said that after receiving a telephone call from the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Alhaji Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, Dokpesi voluntarily responded to the invitation by calling at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.

Dokpesi was asked to ”shed more light on some payments that were made to him through the office of the former NSA”.

According to the statement, Dokpesi told the EFCC officials that the N2.1 billion he collected from the former NSA, Colonel Dasuki (rtd), was payment “for publicity and media political campaigns during the 2015 General Elections.”

“He made his statement on the various media exposures and campaign transactions which were dutifully carried out based essentially on contractual obligations/relationship,” it added.

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