Dasuki, Kusa, Shuaibu Arraigned Today In Abuja By The EFCC

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Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) who has been under the EFCC custody over money laundering, was today arraigned before Justice H.Y Baba of the FCT High Court Abuja alongside former Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba Kusa and Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the NSA, Salisu Shuaibu.

Report has it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) slammed on them, 22-count charges bordering on breach of trust as provided in section 315 of the Nigerian Penal Code Act, and section 17 (b) of the EFCC Act, 2004; and unlawful diversion of N32 billion.

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Meanwhile, in a charge sheet read to the accused persons, the sum of N1.45 billion was said to have been transferred into the account of Acacia Holdings Limited for special prayers; N170 million was used for the purchase of a four-bedroom duplex; N2.1 billion was paid into the account of DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited ; N380 million was shared to support re-election of members of the House of Representatives; and another N750 million was paid into the account of Reliance Referral Hospital Limited for special prayers. Other expenditures include the payment of N670 million to a publisher; the transfer of N260 million to Chief Tony Anenih and another N345 million traced to Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, erstwhile Senate President.

Here are other charges filed against them:

That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser and Hon. Waripamowei Dudafa (now at large) whilst being Senior Special Assistant , Domestic Affairs to the President on or about 27th November within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: the sum of N10billion being part of the funds in the account of the National Security Adviser with the CBN, the equivalent of which sum you received from the CBN in foreign currencies to wit: $47million and €5.6million Euros committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you claimed to have distributed same to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential Primary Election delegates and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) between 22nd January 2015 and 19th March 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: N2,120,000,000 which was in the account of National Security Adviser with the CBN committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property by remitting the said sum into the account of DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited controlled by one Dr. Raymond Dokpesi for the funding of media activities for the 2015 Presidential Election Campaign for the PDP and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

That you Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki whilst being National Security Adviser and Shaibu Salisu, whilst being the Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the National Security Adviser on or about 12th December 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and in such capacities entrusted with dominion over certain properties to wit: N90million which was in the account of the ONSA with Diamond Bank Plc, committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property by remitting the said sum into the account of Brains and Hammers Limited for the purchase of 7-bedroom duplex house at No.11 Mansur Bamalli Drive (D1064), Apo 1 Abuja and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol.4, LFN 2004.

Dasuki and the rest of the accused had however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and entreated the court to adjourn till today.

Meanwhile, the founder of DAAR Communication Plc, Chief Raymond Alegho Dokpesi, who is also involved in the scandal was remanded in prison custody by the Federal High Court, Abuja Division pending the fulfillment of bail conditions filed against him. Alongside, his business is facing trial on a-six count charge bordering on money laundering and breach of Public Procurement Act, to which he has since pleaded not guilty.

More report on the arraignment will reach you soon…

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