Goodluck Jonathan 'Dasuki transferred $40m to GEJ's cousin' - Witness

The EFCC accused GEJ's cousin of diverting the money meant for the supply of tactical communication kits for the Special Forces.

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki play

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

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A witness has disclosed how the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki transferred $40 million into the account of Azibaola Roberts, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife.

The witness, Olabode Farinola, who is a compliance officer with Zenith bank, revealed this to the Federal high Court in Abuja.

Farinola is a principal witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the ongoing trial of Roberts and his wife, Stella.

According to him,  the money was transferred from the office of the NSA to OnePlus Holdings LTD., owned by Roberts.

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Under cross-examination by Chris Uche, counsel to Roberts, Farinola also admitted that the NSA never complained to Zenith Bank that the $40 million was wrongly transferred.

"I’m not aware of the purpose of the inflow or how it was disbursed but we didn’t receive any letter from the NSA that the money was wrongly transferred," Mr. Farinola said.

The EFCC arraigned Roberts and his wife on a seven-count charge.

The couple was accused of diverting $40 million meant for the supply of tactical communication kits for Nigeria’s Special Forces.

The funds were allegedly transferred from the account of the Office of the NSA domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

 

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