The spotlight of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has beamed on the office of the former vice president, Namadi Sambo, in the ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal, The Punch reports.
According to information gathered on Monday, January 11, detectives of the anti-graft agency were going through transactions involving the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) and the office of the vice president.
It was learnt that a firm owned by the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, Destra Investment allegedly paid N25m to Abba Dabo, a former special adviser to Sambo in December, 2014.
A private eye of the EFCC disclosed that the former VP’s office was being investigated because some of the funds disbursed by the former NSA had to do with the financing of the PDP presidential campaign in the North.
The source said: “Operatives are intensifying investigation into the activities of the former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, as part of the ongoing probe.
“The commission is also detaining some of the people who worked under the late Azazi. You know that there is no government office that would not come under this probe.
“The reason is that the ONSA was strategic and was called upon to play a role in all cases identified as emergency.
“This thing will touch all the offices in the previous government. It is just a matter of time.
“The former VP coordinated the PDP’s presidential campaign in many parts of the North.”