October 26, 2016

Ex-NSA Dasuki Did Not Steal $2.2billion – Jonathan Insists

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has insisted that it was impossible for the National Security Adviser (NSA) during his administration, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2billion as claimed by EFCC.

Dasuki, who has been in detention since December 1, 2015, was arrested by security agencies in an early morning raid on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari for the alleged misappropriation of $2.2b meant to purchase equipment for the Military in its battle against Boko Haram.

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja last Friday granted the application of the EFCC to consolidate the two separate cases against Dasuki.

A statement by the anti-graft commission said Mr. Dasuki would be re-arraigned on November 16.

But Jonathan, while speaking at Oxford Union, Oxford United Kingdom, on the subject of promoting youth entrepreneurship, argued that it was “not just possible” for Mr. Dasuki to steal $2.2 billion after his administration procured several types of equipment for the country’s military.

“They said the National Security Adviser stole $2.2billion. I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2 billion. We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army and so on and so forth and you are still saying 2.2 billion, so where did we get the money to buy all those things?” he asked while responding to a question about the alleged missing arms procurement fund now referred to a Dasukigate by the Nigerian media.

While admitting that corruption was an issue during his administration, the former president said that some of the allegations have been “exaggerated.”

Yes, there were some issues; yes, there are still corruption issues; but some of it were blown, I’d say exaggerated, and they give a very bad impression about our nation. You cannot say the national security adviser stole $2.2billion. It is not just possible,” Jonathan stressed.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy doesn't just get it. Has he always been this daft?

Kay Heavy said...

Oga Jona,,,tell us ow much then!

Anonymous said...

This guy is dull. There is difference between stealing and misappropriation. You can misappropriation any amount within seconds if they are put to wrong use. Does this guy truly have a PHD?. He should rea son before speaking.

Hassan Aderemi said...

He misappropriate which is equivaLENT to stealing.

Hassan Aderemi said...

Maybe His Excellency can help us with the actual stolen figures by ex NSA.

Barnabas said...

AS FAR AS THIS GEJ MAN DEY CONCERN, "STEALING STILL NO BE CORRUPTION"
NA HIM APPROVE THE MONEY FOR DASUKI
NA HIM TELL DASUKI TO GIVE THE MONEY OUT SO THAT "WEALTH GO DEY SPREAD".
TREASURY LOOTING NO BE STEALING AS FAR AS GEJ DEY CONCERNED.
WIFE AND HUSBAND NA LONG TIME THIEF FROM GOVERNOR OF BAYELSA TO ASO ROCK.

Anonymous said...

So how did he get all the money he was sharing to Fayose, Obanikoro and even Omisore and others?

Charles

inumidun said...

Yeye man..

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