The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to begin the trial of Col. Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser (NSA), The Nation reports.
The anti-graft agency is also set to begin the trial of Shuaibu Salisu, the former director of finance in the office of the national security adviser, as well as six others for alleged misappropriation of N10 billion.
Also in line for trial are the former Sokoto state governor Attahiru Bafarawa, the former executive director of NNPC Aminu Baba Kusa, Sagir Attahiru, Dalhatu Investments Limited, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.
According to reports, the N10 billion was allegedly distributed to delegates to the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Other alleged expenses include a N13.570 billion “agreement” between Dasuki and Salisu; a transfer of N1.45b to Acacia Holdings Limited’s account for special prayers; N2.1b given to DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited for publicity; N170m for a four-bedroom duplex; N380m to support re-election of members of the House of Representatives; and N750m paid into Reliance Referral Hospital Limited’s account for special prayers; N670m paid to a publisher; N260m transferred to Tony Anenih and N345 million traced to a former president of the Senate, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu.
Following the allegations by the anti-graft commission, reports have surfaced that Waripamowei Dudafa, the special assistant on domestic affairs to the ex-president Goodluck Jonathan is on the run.
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The suspects have been divided into two groups for trial before Justice H.Y. Baba and Justice P.O. Affen of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory.
Those in the first group with a 19-count charge are: Dasuki, his erstwhile irdector of finance, Shaibu Salisu, Aminu Baba Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.
Read all the charges against Dasuki and others in The Nation