Tuesday, January 16, 2018

$2.2billion Arms Deal: EFCC Arrests Raymond Dokpesi & Ex-Sokoto Gov. Attahiru Bafarawa

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Former chairman of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and Attahiru Bafarawa, former Governor of Sokoto State, were on Tuesday arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
They are being accused of involvement in the arms purchase scandal involving the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the theft of N2.1billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
According to a senior official at the anti-graft agency who spoke to on condition of anonymity, both Dokpesi and Bafarawa received “huge sums of money for no clear reason” from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA).
Bafarawa, who is a close associate of Dasuki, had on different occasions accompanied him to the federal high court, Abuja, where he is being tried for illegal possession of arms and money laundering.
More so on Tuesday, the former NSA was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) after a three-week on his Abuja residence.
Although, Dasuki has continuously maintained his innocence, describing his trial as a “witch hunt.”

The presidential panel on its part, however, has indicted the former NSA of N300 billion fraud over the arms procurement deal.

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