Ex-NSA’s lawyer says he hasn’t confessed

Earlier reports had it that Dasuki had opened up to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and named former ministers and ex-governors in connection with the alleged fraud.

Sambo Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has denied reports that he has begun making revelationsregarding the alleged $2 billion arms deal scam of which he is accused.

Earlier reports had it that Dasuki had opened up to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and named former ministers and ex-governors in connection with the alleged fraud.

However, according to public relations firm, PR Nigeria, the former NSA denied the claims via his lawyer, Ahmed Raji.

“I was with Dasuki yesterday and wish to make categorical statement that my client never made any statement of such nature or named anybody or group in any statement,” Raji said, according to a statement released by the agency.

The statement continues:

“Quote me anywhere, Dasuki has not done anything like that. It is absolutely untrue. It is the figment of the imagination of the authors aimed at creating falsehood for reasons best known to them and Nigerians shou‎ld disregard them.”

“They are just out to scandalise the man, bring his image and character into disrepute so that his friends and well-wishers can run away from him. They want him deserted and that will fail.”

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

President Muhammadu 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.

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

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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