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$2.1b arms deal: How Dasuki shared N30b to PDP, Reps, Anenih, Obaigbena, others: EFCC

By The Rainbow
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has Pandora’s box on the dodgy payouts by former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki,  from the $2.1 billion meant for arms for the prosecution of war against insurgency in the Northeast and other parts of Nigeria.

Dasuki allegedly shared a “loot” of N30 billion, which was delivered to him in Dollar from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to the EFCC who plans to arraign Dasuki on Friday, the money was ordered released to Dasuki in Dollar from the CBN under the current governor, Godwin Emefiele..

Dasuk was said to have shared the money to the Peoples Democratic Party, some members of the House of Representatives, while part of it was used for “special prayers”.

The ex-NSA will be arraigned with a former Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda; and a former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Shuaibu Salisu; as well as six others for the alleged misappropriation of N10 billion.

He is being charged along with a former Executive Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba Kusa; former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa; Sagir Attahiru; Dalhatu Investment Limited; Acacia Holdings Limited; and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.

The N10 billion was allegedly distributed to delegates to the Presidential Primary Election of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The extravagant payouts, which have co-relating jobs done,  covered by the loot, according to available information included a N13.570 billion “agreement” between Dasuki and Kusa; transfer of N1.45 billion to Acacia Holdings Limited's account for special prayers; N2.1 billion given to DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited for publicity.

Former Chairman of the company, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi,  is already standing trial on that count.

Other payouts by Dasuki included  N170 million for a four-bedroom duplex; N380 million to support the re-election of members of the House of Representatives; N750 million paid into Reliance Referral Hospital Limited's account for special prayers; N670 million paid to a publisher, already identified as the owner of ThisDay newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena, and who has confirmed the receipt of the money to Sahara Reporters; N260 million transferred to a former Chairman of the Board of Trustess of the PDP, Tony Anenih; and N345 million traced to a former President of the Senate, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

The suspects are to stand trial before Justices H.Y. Baba and P.O. Affen.

The charges read: “That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser and Hon. Waripamowei Dudafa (now at large) whilst bring Senior Special Assistant , Domestic Affairs to the President on or about 27th November within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: the sum of N10billion being part of the funds in the account of the National Security Adviser with the CBN, the equivalent of which sum you received from the CBN in foreign currencies to wit: $47million and €5.6million Euros committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you claimed to have distributed same to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential Primary Election delegates and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) between 22nd January 2015 and 19th March 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: N2,120,000,000 which was in the account of National Security Adviser with the CBN committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property by remitting the said sum into the account of DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited controlled by one Dr. Raymond Dokpesi for the funding of media activities for the 2015 Presidential Election Campaign for the PDP and you thereby committed an offence punishable under under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 12th December 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: N90million which was in the account of the ONSA with Diamond Bank Plc, committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property by remitting the said sum into the account of Brains and Hammers Limited for the purchase of 7-bedroom duplex house at No.11 Mansur Bamalli Drive (D1064), Apo 1 Abuja and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 28th January 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: N170million, which was in the account of the ONSA with Skye Bank Plc committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property by remitting the said sum into the account of Urban Abode Nigerian Limited for the purchase of 4-bedroom duplex house at Plot 2562/2643 Platinum Villa (PV) Asokoro Abuja in the name of AVM M.N. Umaru and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser between 9th October 2014 and 17th April 2015 in Abuja dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: N1.45billion belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which sum was transferred to Acacia Holdings Limited's bank account controlled by one Aminu Baba-Kusa purporting same to be payment for organising prayers and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 17th April 2015 in Abuja dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: N750million belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which sum was transferred to Reliance Referral Hospital Limited's bank account in favour of one Aminu Baba-Kusa purporting same to be payment for organizing prayers and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Acaci Holdings Limited and Aminu Baba-Kusa between 9th October 2014 and 17th April 2915 in Abuja knew that an aggregate sum of N1.45b directly represented the proceeds of criminal conducts of Mohammed Sambo Dasuki and Shuaibu Salisu, who were NSA and the Director of Finance of ONSA respectively, to wit: criminal breach of trust in respect of the said amount, used the said property and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 17(b) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 9th April 2015 in Abuja dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: N380million belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria which sum was transferred to Belsha Nigeria Limited's bank account controlled by Hon. Bello Matanwalle for distribution to support some members of the House of Representatives for their re-election campaign and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) between 12th August 2014 and 23 rd March 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: the sum of N670million being part of the funds in the account of the ONSA with the CBN committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you transferred same to the bank account of General Hydrocarbons Limited with the Guaranty Trust Bank controlled by one Nduka Obaigbena purporting the said sum to be payment for “energy consulting” and and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) on or about 28th November 2014 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: the sum of N260million being part of the funds in the account of the ONSA with Skye Bank Plc committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you transferred same to the bank account of Tony Anenih with First Bank of Nigeria Plc and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) between 8th January and 4th March 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: an aggregate sum of N345million being part of the funds in the account of the ONSA with the CBN committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you transferred same to the bank account Starbriid Limited with Stanbic IBTC and Guaranty Trust Bank controlled by one Emmanuel Lawani on behalf of Senator Iyorchia Ayu for the construction of shopping mall at Jabi, Abuja, purporting the said sum to be payment for satellite charges and security equipment and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

“That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) between October 2014 and April 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, agreed to do an illegal act to wit: criminal breach of trust by public officers in respect of an aggregate sum of N13.570 billion being part if the funds in the accounts of the ONSA and that the same act was done in pursuance of the agreement among you and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 97 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.”

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