Former NSA to expose ex-presidents, others who benefitted from arms deal fraud

The former leaders were said to have received gifts of bullet-proof vehicles from the NSA’s office on the orders of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki is reportedly set to name even more prominent Nigerians who benefited from the alleged $2 billion arms deal fraud.

According to Vanguard, the persons who will soon be exposed by Dasuki include former heads of state and presidents.

The former leaders were said to have received gifts of bullet-proof vehicles from the NSA’s office on the orders of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

“What is coming will shock Nigerians and many of them will get to know if indeed Dasuki used the money to enrich himself as being bandied in many quarters. As a law-abiding NSA, he had to carry out the instructions handed over to him by the Presidency and nothing more,” a source close to the former NSA reportedly said.

“It is also instructive to note that those who are now blaming Dasuki for carrying out his assigned duties and calling for his head actually benefitted immensely from the security vote, which was domiciled in his office.

The truth of the matter is that all over the world security votes are used for various reasons to bring about national peace and stability and Dasuki could not have done otherwise,” the source added.

Dasuki is at the center of the massive money laundering investigation and is alleged to have supervised the looting of the funds which were meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria's military.

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 the PDP.

Dasuki’s lawyer however denied the report that his client had become an informant while the former NSA said that Jonathan was aware of the transactions he had made.

Jonathan has denied authorizing the release of the stated funds despite the former NSA’s claim that he got the necessary presidential approval for the transactions.

Dasuki was charged to court on Monday, December 14, but pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

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