Seized $9.3m: Senate Summons NSA, CDS, Chief Of Army Staff


BEVERLY HILLS, September 18, (THEWILL) - The Senate on Thursday summoned the National Security Adviser(NSA) Connel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh and Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, over the alleged seizure of $9.3 million dollars by South African Government.

Also a Bill for an Act to Confer Pioneer Status, Tariff Incentives, Income Tax on Automotive Components passed the second reading at the Senate.

The South African Police had on Monday arrested two Nigerians and an Israeli with a cash amounting to $9.3 million. The money was allegedly meant for arms procurement.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator George Sekiobo, told journalists in Abuja that the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defense Staff and Chief of Army Staff are to appear before its Committee on Defence next Tuesday.

He added that security chiefs would brief the committee on the circumstances surrounding the seizure of the $9.3 million.

” I have just called the Chief of Defence Staff, National Security Adviser and Chief of Army Staff, I don't want to pre-empt issues because I have not heard details about it, but they will be here on Tuesday next week,' he said.

On the mutiny, the Chairman said; “it was not a surprise that death sentence was passed on the 12 soldiers because before they joined the military, they were aware of the implication of mutiny.' He added that before the judgment was passed, the army carried out their investigation on the matter

Soldiers, he added, are trained to kill, 'therefore killing is not a big deal to them.'