According to a report by American news channel, PBS News Hour, former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki took out $47 million in cash from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in one night.
Former NSA reportedly took $47M cash out of CBN in 1 night [VIDEO]
This was disclosed by the Special Correspondent for PBS News Hour, Nick Schifrin in a video report published on YouTube on December 2, 2015.
This was disclosed by the network’s Special Correspondent, Nick Schifrin in a video report published on YouTube on December 2, 2015.
“This document obtained by PBS News Hour is a request by Dasuki’s office for $47 million,” Schifrin says in the report which is part of a series titled “Nigeria: Pain and Promise.”
“A Nigerian official says the money left the central bank in cash at night in armoured vans,” he adds.
Schifrin also interviewed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who said that the country was losing about $1 billion a month during the Goodluck Jonathan regime.
“In Nigeria, there is no accountability at all and that is why I think Nigeria’s corruption is worse than corruption in most parts of the world. It is the worst type of corruption, it’s stealing,” Sanusi said.
“Frankly, I think a billion dollars under Jonathan a month was about what we were losing,” he added.
Sanusi lost his job as CBN governor after he alleged that $20 billion had gone missing from the coffers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which was under the supervision of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Ms Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on October 2, 2015, on charges of money laundering but has since been released.
Corruption under Jonathan’s government has been a major subject of discussion in recent times after it was alleged that officials misappropriated funds meant for Nigeria’s waragainst Boko Haram.
The discovery was made by a special panel constituted by President MuhammaduBuhari to investigate arms purchases in the country from 2007-2015.
Dasuki is at the fore of the investigations and is alleged to have supervised the laundering of about $2 billion in funds meant for the procurement of arms.
He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the day after.
The former NSA is reported to have implicated several prominent persons in the deal including former governors, ex-ministers and members of Jonathan’s party, Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Dasuki’s lawyer however denied the report that his client had become an informant.
Watch the PBS News Hour report below:
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