The Investigation on the $2.1billion arms purchase funds given to the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki rtd. has roped President Buhari into having fair share of the said disbursed money. The ongoing investigation has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was among those who collected part of the Security spending, Scannews reports.
Dasuki’s office, alleged that General Muhammadu Buhari received $300,000 initial payment as compensation over Boko Haram’s attack on him. His Bullet proof car that was worth Millions was also replaced with new ones by Dasuki.
So far, the investigation of the alleged diversion of money for procurement of arms has implicated not just President Buhari among those who benefited from the alleged money, but also Newspapers owners, whose Business were disrupted by both Boko Haram attacks and the Military seizing their Newspapers or disrupting their distribution channels were also compensated and these payment were said to have been made by Dasuki’s office.
According to reports, President Buhari was also given 5 bullet proof Jeeps from Sambo Dasuki valued at over N500 million without the approval of the Presidency. Buhari Collected $300,000 Compensation From Dasuki as benefit for the Security spending.
When SaharaReporters reached out to Femi Adesina to ask about the authenticity of the rumor making rounds that Buhari took money from Dasuki’s, he replied that the President took nothing beyond what he was statutorily entitled to as a former head of state.
The presidency through the Special Assistant to the Presidency on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, has reacted to the allegation, stating that President Buhari was statutorily entitled to any item he received from Dasuki.
Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuk, alongside former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, Mr. Bafarawa’s son, Sagir; and others on fresh charges bordering on money laundering and criminal breach of trust. But the charges against all the accused persons are being read to them at Court 24 of the FCT High court, Abuja at the time of this report. More details about the charges will follow soon.