Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has denied implicating anyone or group in the allegations of arms purchase fraud brought against him by the federal government.
Dasuki is currently cooling off at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of awarding fictitious arms contracts to the tune of N300 billion, denies the speculation of making any statement implicating anyone.
Speaking through his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji, a senior advocate, Dasuki denied making implicating an statement or naming anyone to EFCC.
“I was with Dasuki yesterday and wish to make categorical statement that my client never made any statement of such nature or naming anybody or group in any statement,”
PRNigeria quoted Raji as saying. “Quote me anywhere, Dasuki has not done anything like that. It is absolutely untrue. It is the figment of the imagination of the authors aimed at creating falsehood for reasons best known to them and Nigerians shou?ld disregard them.
“They are just out to scandalise the man, bring his image and character into disrepute so that his friends and well wishers can run away from him. They want him deserted and that will fail.”
PRNigeria also said that not all funds in office of the national security adviser (ONSA) are related to arm procurement as being alleged.
“The ONSA manages several funds for national security and other special interventions which are not related to Boko Haram or arm procurement,” it said.
“They include recurrent expenditures and miscellaneous expenses under Special Service Office (SSO) to fund special projects and programmes, including capacity building, refreshment, travelling, office maintenance, crisis communication and supports to special causes and Non-Governmental Organisations.
“Most of the figures being bandied were taken from the special funds meant for the purposes that they were spent and not on the so-called arm-deal. All over the world, there are lots of expenditures of national security and sensitive matters that are not ridiculed in the Press.”
Dasuki is back in court on Tuesday, when hearing will continue on the latest attempt of the federal government to revoke his earlier-granted bail and consequently block his plans to travel abroad for “medical treatment”.