The spotlight has beamed on the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, in the ongoing investigation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki’s alleged diversion of the $2 billion arms funds – money meant for the acquisition of ammunition in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram.
Operatives of the Commission are in a dilemma over what to do with the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
It was gathered that the operatives are keen on interrogating the Emir on the numerous disbursements of funds to the office of the former National Security Adviser, Dasuki, who is being tried for money laundering, breach of public trust and diversion of public funds.
Sanusi, before his installation as the Emir was governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria before he was removed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He was removed for accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, of not remitting $20 billion of oil proceeds into the national treasury.
However, information gathered, during the weekend, showed that the operatives were in a dilemma on what to do in order to get the revered traditional and religious ruler to speak to them on what he knows about the huge sums of money taken away from the nation’s apex bank under the guise of security.
The commission, it was gathered last night, is contemplating whether to invite Sanusi or go to meet him quietly to interview him on the funds moved from the bank to the National Security Adviser, during his tenure and why such disbursement were never questioned or declined by him.
It was learnt that the commission’s top official had already visited Kano and would possibly try to seek an avenue to discuss with the emir quietly and return to Abuja.