Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Dasuki spent N2.2b on prayers against Boko Haram — EFCC

Adariko Michael, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigating officer, says the sum of N2.2 billion was spent by Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), and Aminu Baba-Kusa, a former general manager of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on prayers to defeat Boko Haram.

Dasuki, Baba-Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited are alleged to have been involved in the diversion of over $2 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight insurgency in the north-east.

The anti-graft agency had preferred a 32-count charge against the defendants bordering on misappropriation and criminal breach of trust among others.

Testifying before Husseini Baba-Yusuf, a judge of the Abuja federal high court, on Tuesday, Michael said on different occasions, funds were sent from a special account of the NSA to the other defendants.

The EFCC official said N750 million was sent to Reliance Referral Hospital and N650 million was sent to Acacia Holdings.

He said Acacia Holdings later received separate sums of N600 million and N200 million, respectively.

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