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EFCC Arrests German Businessman For ‘Receiving Millions’ From Former NSA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested a German businessman in connection with the ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms deal fraud which was
allegedly supervised by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.
The German is said to have received a large sum in dollars but only spent a small part of it for the training of soldiers, Punch reports.

“There is this foreigner that is being detained by the EFCC over the arms deal controversy. He has spent over a week in the cell. He was picked up on December 28, 2015 and has been in detention since then,” an EFCC source said.
“He is being detained because he was involved in some of the security deals with the military officer, who is being detained as a result of the same arms issue.
“They paid him a huge sum in dollars but he is believed to have spent a fraction of the money on the training (of troops); so, they are grilling him on how to get the remaining amount from him,” the source added.
Dasuki is at the center of the massive money laundering investigation and is alleged to have supervised the looting of the funds which were meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria's military.
He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the EFCC the day after.
The former NSA is reported to have implicated several prominent persons in the deal including former governors, ex-ministers and members of the PDP.
Credit: Pulse
Dasuki’s lawyer however denied the report that his client had become an informant while the former NSA said that ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan was aware of the transactions he had made.
Jonathan has however denied authorizing the release of the stated funds despite the former NSA’s claim that he got the necessary presidential approval for the transactions.
Dasuki was released on bail from Kuje Prison in December 2015 but was soon re-arrested by the DSS.


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