$2Bn Arms Deal: 6 Prominent Men Who Were Arrested, Why They Were Arrested

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Defense Security Service (DSS) have in recent days, sprung into action, clamping down on people who allegedly took part in a fraudulent arms deal which saw $2bn disappear from the country’s coffers during former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s tenure.

READ ALSO: More Trouble For Ex NSA Boss, Dasuki As EFCC Arrests His Top Subordinates

Here is a list of people arrested by the Nigerian security outfits (EFCC & DSS) in the past 3 days and why they were arrested below:Dasuki EFCC DSS

1. Sambo Dasuki – The former NSA had been placed on house arrested for the past week but was whisked away by DSS operatives on Tuesday, December 1.

READ ALSO: Dasuki Sambo Arrested By Agents of the SSS

He is touted to be the mastermind of the whole fraudulent operation.

2. Abba Mohammed – Son of a former PDP chairman was on Monday, November 30, arrested for alleged complicity in the arms deals.

It was stated that he received N600m in the name of BAM Properties Limited.

3. Raymond Dokpesi – Reports say N2.5bn was traced to the DAAR communications chairman from the office of ex NSA Sambo Dasuki.

READ ALSO: EFCC Arrests The Chairman of AIT, Raymond Dokpesi

4. Sagir Bafarawa – The son of the former Sokoto state governor was arrested on Monday, November 30, after N4.6bn was traced to him from the Office of the former NSA Sambo Dasuki.

EFCC believes the son might have acted as a front for his father in the arms deals under investigation.

5. Attahiru Bafarawa: The former Governor of Sokoto State had been playing hide and seek with the EFCC for a while. He was brought in on Tuesday, December 1, after some amount of money was traced to his son’s account.

6. Bashir Yuguda – The former Minister of State for Finance, was arrested on Monday, November 30, for his role in the operation. It wasn’t elaborated if he was in charge of distribution of funds or whatever.

EFCC was tight-lipped on information about him.

Bank documents have shown that these men received the money without doing any job for government.



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