EFCC arrests 20 associates of former NSA

The former NSA in his response said former President Goodluck Jonathan approved the purchase of arms.

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 20 officials who worked with former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki during his tenure, reports say.

According to Sahara Reporters, a top security source while confirming the arrests, said it was connected to the alleged N337 billion arms deal scam.

Reports also say President Buhari is aware of the arrests.

Some officials being held on different charges ranging from money laundering, theft, forgery, conspiracy etc. are:

Shuaibu Salisu,  staff member of the National intelligence Agency (NIA), Aminu Baba Kusa, a former General Executive Director at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mohammed Baba-Kusa.

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Others are: Abba M.T. Usman, Evegny Kundaev, Attahiru Maccido, Salisa Umar Garu, Oyinmiebl Bribena, Olukoya Olusegun Godwin, and Olukayode Raimi.

Sambo Dasuki was accused of over N337b fraud by the 13 man committee set up by President Buhari.

The former NSA in his response said former President Goodluck Jonathan approved the purchase of arms.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story reported that Dasuki had been arrested along with his former employees. This is incorrect.

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