Arms Deal Fraud 'Military chiefs looted more than politicians,' says Makarfi

Makarfi stated this in reaction to the staggering revelations that emanated from the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal probe.

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party National Caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has revealed that military chiefs looted Nigeria's treasury more than politicians.

Makarfi stated this in an interview with Tribune in reaction to the staggering revelations which emanated from the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal probe.

"Go to the $2.1billion arms money. $2.1billion is about N700 billion. If you total the money that was said to have been diverted into politics, it’s not even up to five per cent of this money," the Senator said.

"So, you have 95 per cent that the military and the bureaucracy should account for. Give credit to President Muhammadu Buhari, he’s the only one looking at the military and the bureaucracy. And that is why when you see one General, what he is being charged for may be a totality of the majority of the politicians put together. And people don’t see that point.

"They will only look at the politicians. Mind you, it is this military and bureaucracy that really knew right from the beginning that, that money was for arms. Those politicians were only given a task," he said

The arms fund was meant for purchase of arms for the military to further advance the fight against the Boko Haram sect, but the embattled former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, allegedly diverted the money.

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The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that Dasuki shared the money among members of the PDP to fund the election campaign of former president Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general eelctions.

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