Dasuki Trial: Suspect Got Over 160 Million Naira In One Day
A Nigerian court has heard how funds meant to buy arms for the military against the Boko Haram was misappropriated and given to a former political bigwig and his son for their personal use.
Detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, is the chief suspect in the alleged theft of the funds amounting to US$2 billion.
Mustapha Mohammed, a witness in the trial of a former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Haliru Bello, and his son, also named Mustapha Mohammed, told the court over 160 million Naira was paid to Umar Tafida Kebbi, a former governorship aspirant in Kebbi State, by Dasuki.
Bello and his son are on trial alongside their Company, Bam Project and Properties Limited on a 4-count charge of money laundering preferred against them by the EFCC.
They were alleged to have collected 300 million Naira from the Office of the National Security Adviser.
Mohammed, a banker with United Bank for Africa, alleged in March 2015, an inflow of 163.8 million Naira was made from BAM Projects and Properties Limited to Hijrah Textile Nigeria Limited whose sole signatory was Kebbi.
The balance on the account before the inflow was said to be 25 million Naira.
He went on to tell the court how 10 million Naira was withdrawn in 16 tranches and another 2.8 million Naira, all on a particular day.
Justice A.R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned trial till May 10.