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Monday, 30 November 2015

ARMS PROCUREMENT SCAM: Ex-Minister Bashir Yuguda Arrested

According to Premium Times, Former Minister of State for Finance, under Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Bashir Yuguda has been arrested today in Abuja together other top officials from the office of the National Security Adviser over the controversial arms procurement scandal surrounding former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

Yuguda allegedly received N1.5billion from the former NSA’s office through an unnamed company, for unstated purpose.

He also alleged received N1.275billion from Stallion Group during the campaign for the last general election.

Another N775million was also allegedly paid to him from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for unstated purpose.

Top-ranking staff of the office of the NSA, who worked under Sambo Dasuki, have been also arrested by the EFCC, including the director of finance.

“The suspects are being grilled by crack detectives and may not be allowed to go home soon,” a source said.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, comfirmed the arrest, however, said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.

A presidential investigations committee into arms procurement under the Goodluck Jonathan administration had said in its interim report that it found extra-budgetary spending – N643.8 billion and an additional $2.2 billion.

However, Dasuki has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying all contracts and accruing payments on arms procurement were made based on the approval of Jonathan.

In Washington last week, Jonathan said his government never awarded any contract in the range of $2 billion dollars.

1 comment:

  1. This new government will not tolerate any corrupt past or present leaders


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