The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested some top-ranking officials of the Office of the National Security Adviser who worked under Sambo Dasuki, the office’s immediate former chief.
According to Sahara Reporters, a highly placed security source confirmed that the officials’ arrest was not unconnected to the ongoing investigation of a $2 billion weapons contract scandal involving Mr. Dasuki.
Some of those arrested are Shuaibu Salisu, who was Dasuki’s Director of Finance, a member of the National intelligence Agency (NIA), Aminu Baba Kusa, and a former General Executive Director at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mohammed Baba-Kusa.
Other former top officials of the NSA who are being held in link with the weapons purchase scam are Abba M.T. Usman, Evegny Kundaev, Attahiru Maccido, Salisa Umar Garu, Oyinmiebl Bribena, Olukoya Olusegun Godwin, and Olukayode Raimi.
They are being investigated on charges ranging from criminal conspiracy, theft, forgery, the diversion of public funds, to money laundering.
It was learnt that the arrested officials were being detained in separate cells.