The controversy that trailed the ongoing investigation into the $2.2 billion arms deal involving a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki and some of his associates took another twist on Thursday, December 3, with the former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa exonerating himself of any unlawful act.
According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Bafarawa, whose detention was approved by a court order, has stated that he received N4.6 billion from Mr. Dasuki for “spiritual purposes.”
A source of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said their agents were still questioning the former governor to explain what was meant by “spiritual purposes.”
Meanwhile, Mr Dasuki, has denied ever making statement implicating anyone or group in the allegation of dubious $2billion arms purchase deal brought against him by the federal government.
Reports had on Thursday, December 3, emerged that Mr. Dasuki, while being quizzed by the EFCC, named some prominent Nigerians among those who got huge funds from his office while he was NSA.
But Mr. Dasuki, who spoke through his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said he never made any implicating statement or named anyone to EFCC and wondered where the authors got their information from.