#DasukiGate: Buhari Denies Receiving $300,000 Compensation From Jonathan

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President Muhammadu Buhari has denied receiving the sum of $300,000 from the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration via the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

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Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, December 15, Buhari debunked allegations that he collected the sum of $300,000 from embattled Dasuki, as the latter claimed.

Buhari said he received “nothing untoward, illegal or tending to corruption” from Jonathan before or after the attack.

The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to reports making the rounds, especially on internet-based media, that President Muhammadu Buhari received $300,000.00 and up to five armoured SUVs from the Office of the National Security Adviser in the aftermath of the attack on his convoy in Kaduna last year.

“We unequivocally deny that President Buhari received $300,000.00 or any monetary compensation whatsoever from the Jonathan Presidency or any of its officials, in the aftermath of that attack, or at any other time since then.

“While it is true that one armoured SUV and one untreated SUV were sent to the President in the aftermath of the attack, the vehicles were in keeping with his entitlements as a former Head of State under the Remuneration of Former Presidents and Heads of State (And other Ancillary Matters) Decree of 1999.

“Section 3, Sub Section 1 of that Decree provides that three vehicles will be provided for former heads of state and replaced every four years.

“There was, therefore, nothing untoward, illegal or tending to corruption in former Head of State Buhari and Presidential aspirant, as he then was, receiving vehicles, to which he was statutorily entitled , from the Federal Government of Nigeria.

It would be recalled, Dasuki in his statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had claimed that he gave the President $300,000 out of the $2b meant for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian military.

It would be recalled, Dasuki in his statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had claimed that he gave the President $300,000 out of the $2b meant for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian military.

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