Arms Purchase Scam: Investigators Trace N650m To Thisday Publisher Nduka Obaigbena


According to Saharareporters, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who are probing how the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) disbursed the public funds supposed to be used in fighting Boko Haram, has discovered another line of payment made to companies connected with Thisday publisher and owner of Arise TV, Nduka Obaigbena.

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The investigators revealed that some amount was paid to Obaigbena. The payment which said to be at least N650million was made from Dasuki for  transactions which are open to questions.

EFCC sources also disclosed that the Chairman of the Newspaper Proprietors Association Of Nigeria Obaigbena, has not been seen since the finding and all efforts to reach him have been to no avail.

However, SaharaReporters contacted Mr. Obaigbena today and he revealed that he was in New York and that before he embarked on the trip to New York, he had been at meetings in London, and will jet back Nigeria when he is done with his visit to New York.

He also confirmed that a letter from the EFCC has been sent to his newspaper company and had been received. He added that a response letter had been sent to detail what they know about the case involving top public officers and media head Raymond Dokpesi’s Daar Communications. Dokpesi.

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The arms deal fraud which has been spreading like cancer trying to entangle all the former leaders got Dasuki and Raymond Dokpesi of Daar Communications in the custody of the EFCC. Several confessions have been made revealing some people who are suspected to have collected a fair share of the said money. Dokpesi and his family have offered conflicting accounts about why he collected billions of Naira from Dasuki.

The Chairman of the Newspaper Proprietors Association Of Nigeria Obaigbena also stated to SaharaReporters that he knows nothing about the money and did not receive any money from the former NSA, a point firmly disputed by EFCC investigators.

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