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Dasuki Former NSA only gave Buhari what he was ‘legally entitled to’

Various unconfirmed reports had it that Buhari received money and bullet proof cars from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki while the latter was still in office.

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The Presidency has spoken out on allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari also benefitted from funds looted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Various unconfirmed reports had it that Buhari received money and bullet proof cars from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki while the latter was still in office.

However, Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina told Sahara Reporters today, December 15, 2015, that the president only received what he was legally entitled to as a former Head of State.

“Nothing beyond what he was statutorily entitled to as a former Head of State,” Adesina supposedly wrote when questioned on the truth of the claims.

 

Dasuki is currently facing trial for allegedly supervising the laundering of $2 billion in funds meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.

The former NSA was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Buhari had ordered the arrest of Dasuki and others indicted in the alleged fraud after receiving a report submitted by a panel instituted by him to probe Nigeria’s arms purchases from 2007-2015.

READ: Dasuki accused of N337 billion fraud

The former NSA has been in the eye of the storm since being removed by Buhari in July.

READ: DSS raids Dasuki's home again

His homes in Sokoto and Abuja were raided by agents of the DSS and he was subsequently charged with money laundering and illegal possession of weapons.

The EFCC has also arrested 20 of Dasuki's former staff, Chairman of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi and former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa in connection with the allegations.

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