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$2.1billion Arms Deal: APC chieftain, Jafaru Isa returns N100m collected from Dasuki to EFCC



Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Brigadier General Lawal Jafaru Isa (rtd) has returned N100m out of the N160m he received from the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, his aide has said.

Isa who is the political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari was arrested last Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over stolen funds traced to his account.

It was gathered that Isa who is the first member of the ruling APC to be fingered in Dasuki saga returned N100m on Friday via a UBA account.

One of his aides said the former military administrator of Kaduna state raised the draft and tendered it to the EFCC officials in Abuja.

He said the former Governor who was the Kano State flag bearer of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change(CPC) in 2011 elections pledged to return the balance of N60m as soon as possible.

“General raised a draft of N100m of UBA as part of the N160m he collected from Dasuki, his long time friend. He would soon return the balance of N60m.

“He returned the money when he was told that that money given to him by Dasuki to buy a house for him in Kano was a stolen money, ” he said insisting that his boss did not know that the money was not Dasuki’s personal fund.

He said General Isa couldn’t have thought that the money was stolen since it was given to him in piecemeal.

” It was because of the way Dasuki was sending the money that the House onwers felt he was not serious and they sold it to somebody else, ” he said.

He said no condition was attached to the release of his boss as he cooperated with the anti corruption agency.