Dasuki sings at EFCC, names PDP chieftains, ex-governors in $2bn arms deal

Embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki has made revelations to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on the $2billion fake arms deal.
Dasuki was indicted by a committee set up by the Federal Government to investigate how about $2billion meant for procurement of arms was diverted.
After laying seige to his house for several weeks, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Dasuki on Tuesday, and transferred him to the EFCC on Wednesday.
The Nation reports that when Dasuki was initially brought in by the EFCC for interrogation, he ‘refused to write any statement, alleging that he had been subjected to media trial’.
Quoting a source, the report says: “I think the ex-NSA decided not to open up based on the advice of his lawyers that he should leave everything for the open court.
“The EFCC operatives, however, obliged Dasuki a copy of the statement by a former Director of Finance in the  Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shaibu Salisu in which the latter made some implicating statements.
“Dasuki, who was shocked by Salisu’s confessions, repeatedly asked: ‘You mean Salisu wrote all these! You mean he said these! Give me a pen and paper’.
“Thereafter, Dasuki decided to open a can of worms. He gave a long list of PDP chieftains who collected money from the Office of the NSA.
“He mentioned the names of a former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, ex-governors and ex-ministers and many others.
“As I am talking to you, Dasuki is still writing his statement. The disclosures  of the ex-Director of Finance in ONSA  have assisted greatly in getting to the bottom of the armsgate.
“So, the investigation is still on. We will certainly arrest more suspects soon.”
Meanwhile, another source within the anti-graft agency was said to have disclosed that several suspects had confessed that they received huge sums of money from the Office of the National Security Adviser during the last administration.
“Our investigators have isolated these areas of probe: Were the funds budgeted for? If not, what informed extra-budgetary expenses? How much was actually voted for arms procurement? How were the funds sourced? Who or which agency awarded all the contracts? Who were the contractors? Was there any evidence of delivery of equipment? What will make any Minister to run to ONSA for funds?
“These are the areas our detectives have been mandated to look at. Some Bureau de Change operators were accomplices of many of these suspects in custody. We are tracking every transaction.
“On daily basis, we will keep on inviting more suspects because the syndicate has a complex networking.”
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