I’ve Never Had Any Dealing With Dasuki – Ribadu Refutes Media Reports
BEVERLY HILLS, January 13, (THEWILL) – Erstwhile chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has expressed shock over media reports alleging that he was among politicians who benefited from the $2.1bn arms money said to have been diverted by a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
This was as he denied ever having any dealing or relationship with the now embattled Dasuki while he held sway as the National Security Adviser in the immediate past government, insisting that he did not receive any money from the latter either directly or through a proxy.
The ex-EFCC boss, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, challenged those trying to purportedly trying to plant a story against him in the media to come forward with documentary evidence to prove that he collected money from Dasuki or had made some refunds to government.
According to him, “My attention has been drawn to insinuations in certain quarters of my purported repayment of some monies I was allegedly given by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd),” Mr. Ribadu said.
“For the record, let me categorically state that I had nothing to do with the former NSA while he was in office. I cannot remember meeting him at anytime while he held sway.
“It is therefore shocking for me to be accused of receiving something from someone I never had any relationship with, not to talk of refunding money he gave me.”