Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to former President Goodluck Jonathan has stunned officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, when he told them that the country would witness another ‘Dasukigate’ if he is forced to reveal all he knows about the immediate-past administration.
It was gathered that preliminary interrogation of Adegbe, who was arrested on Wednesday by the anti-graft agency before being flown to Abuja Yesterday, showed that a new can of worms, which “could surpass what is now called Dasukigate,” would be opened up.
Former National Securtity Adviser to the former president, Col.Sambo Dasuki was arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) late last year and handed over to the EFCC over his role in the $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal. Other individuals connected to the sleaze have since been picked up.
The money means for procurement of arms to fight Boko Haram terrorists was majorly diverted to the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for which its national publicity secretary is still being tried in the court, although he has been granted bail.
In the coming days, weeks, the former ADC is expected to give details of all he knows as regards the financial transactions and the individuals involved in the last administration, an inside source told The Sun Newspaper.
Documents have also been recovered which have hinted of large-scale questionable expenditure with funds sourced from and outside the arms purchase deals.
“Most of the funds were reportedly diverted soon after the election was postponed from the originally scheduled date of February 14, 2015 to March 28, 2015,” a source informed.
A top official of an agency set up to discourage militancy in the south-south, who is currently outside the country is one of those mentioned in the new mind boggling revelations by the ADC.
It was also gathered that there was a “mind-boggling spending” during the two weeks extension of the general election, “which runs into several trillions of naira, when converted from foreign currency.”
Many top Nigerians, “including some very close persons” to the former president, the source further revealed, may likely be called to explain and defend their roles in the handling of the funds, a chunk of which was sourced from the agency.
However, Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesperson is yet to comment on the matter.
Former chairman of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi; former Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and former national chairman of the party, Alhaji Haliru Bello Mohammed and his son, Abbah are among top Nigerian politicians who have been arrested by the EFCC in relation to the arms procurement deal.
Former governor of Kaduna state, Brigadier General Isa Jafaru; former minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda and the director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the NSA, Shauibu Salisu have also been questioned by the anti-graft agency.
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