Arms Deal Scam: EFCC To Arraign Dasuki, Others On Monday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday arraign a set of accused persons, including a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who were charged with misappropriation of about N32bn meant for purchase of arms under the previous administration, Vanguard reports.

The accused persons are to be arraigned before Justice H.Y Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja.

The accused are Dasuki, a former Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu and Aminu Baba-Kusa.

Also charged along with them are three firms said to belong to Baba-Kusa, which are Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.

In the first count, among the 19 charges preferred against them, the EFCC alleged that a former Special Assistant, Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Warimpamwoei Dudafa, was on the run for his involvement in the release of N10 billion from the NSA office to the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential primary election delegates.

They were accused of misappropriating about N32bn between January 13, 2013 and April 17, 2015, amounting to an offence of criminal breach of trust to provisions of section 315 of the Penal Code Act, and section 17 (b) of the EFCC Act, 2004.

In the other set of charges filed before Justice P.O Affe of the same FCT High Court in Maitama, Dasuki, a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; Salisu, a former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son Sagir Attahiru, and their firm, Dalhatu Investment.

The accused were said to have misappropriated the money between August 2013 and May 7, 2015.

They were charged with dishonest receipt of stolen property in breach of sections 97 and 317 of the Penal Code Act as well as receipt of proceeds of criminal conducts in breach of section 17(b) of the EFCC Act.

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