Thursday, 21 January 2016

$2.1b arms deals: Mu’azu, Dikko, Jonathan’s ex-aide may be declared wanted

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As EFCC intensifies its investigations into the alleged stealing of $2.1 billion arms fund, former Chairman of PDP Adamu Muazu, former Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service Abdullahi Dikko Inde and four others may soon be declared wanted as they have all reportedly declined to honor invitations by the EFCC to answer questions in connection with the fraud.


According to The Nation, the others are former PDP Kebbi State governorship candidate Gen. Bello Sarkin Yaki, a former top official in the Office of National Security Adviser, Col. Bello Fadile, former Special Assistant to eformer President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs Waripamowei Dudafa and a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr.Abdulrasheed Maina.

Investigations by EFCC have shown that they all have questions to answer as they are alleged to have diverted the arms fund for the prosecution of the campaign for the re-election of Jonathan last year. EFCC sources gave a breakdown of what each of them allegedly collected from Dasuki's office






The breakdown is as follows:

  • Muazu—(N500million cash allegedly from the Office of the National Security Adviser);
  • Yaki(N200million from ONSA);
  • Fadile(N100million from ONSA);
  • Dudafa( being investigated for N10billion given to the delegates to the PDP’s nomination convention);
  • Maina—alleged N2

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  • Dikko—N3.5billion incurred on internet project


“Security

agencies have given these former public officers enough time but they

have not turned up to clear some disbursements and expenditures traced

to them.
The committee is not saying that they are guilty but it is imperative for them to appear before the team handling these issues. They

have up to one week to honor the invitation of the panel or else they

will be declared wanted by the appropriate security agencies.”the source

said


Another

source said“Some of the accused persons on trial admitted disbursing

arms cash to a few of these former public officers. For instance,

Dasuki, in his statement, said he handed over N10 billion to Dudafa for

disbursement to delegates to PDP Nomination Convention. A

former Minister of Finance, Amb. Bashir Yuguda, who is standing trial,

said Yakin benefited to the tune of N200million from some funds.
Most

of these people are holed up abroad. Let them come home. Once they are

declared wanted by security agencies, it will be easier to extradite

them home.”.

Source: linda Ikeji


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