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$2 Billion Arms Fraud: Why DSS Rearrest Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki

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$2 Billion Arms Fraud: Why DSS Rearrest Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki

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Nov 6, 2015 – $2 Billion Arms Fraud: Why DSS Rearrest Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki 

The Department of State Services, DSS, late Thursday revealed that the raid, earlier in the day, on the Abuja home of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, was for a different case he has before a committee probing an arms deal that occurred during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Dasuki is facing cases of alleged possession of illegal firearms as well as money laundering.

His home was reportedly raided Thursday by the DSS after a court had granted him the opportunity to travel abroad for medical treatment and had asked that his international passport be returned to him.

“The public may wish to note that the government set up the Committee to investigate procurement processes relating to a $2 billion arms transaction by the last administration, under which SAMBO was the NSA.

“It was on this premise that he was invited by the committee to shed more light on his involvement in the deal.
“It, therefore, remains surprising and shocking that SAMBO has refused to honour invitations of the committee but instead resorts to grandstanding and subtle blackmail of the service.

“His refusal to appear before the committee has left the service with no option than to adopt legal means to ensure his attendance,” the statement said.

The DSS added:

“Therefore, without doubt, SAMBO is pulling all strings available to him to evade justice and put the Service in bad light.

“The simple fact is that the DSS is not persecuting him. Nigerians are therefore enjoined to disregard the impression being created by him.

“This Service wishes to re-emphasise its commitment to the rule of law and strict adherence to democratic ideals.

“However, any person or group, no matter how highly placed, that may wish to test the will of the present democratic dispensation, will definitely be checked through the legal provisions of the law.”
The DSS described as unfounded the impression created by those sympathetic to Dasuki that the latest invasion contravened the court ruling.

“It may be recalled that SAMBO was initially arrested and charged to court for unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering, for which reason his international passport was seized and on the order of the court, returned to the registrar for custody.

“What has however brought the seeming standoff between SAMBO and the service, despite the court-ordered release of his international passport on 4th November, 2015, is his refusal to appear before a committee undertaking the investigation of an entirely different case,” the DSS stressed.

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  1. Jilo

    November 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    I think there is enough evidence to prosecute this guy let the prosecutor go ahead and charge him. Going to oversea countries to seek medical attention should not be an excuse to evade justice. Why is it that every time any of these Rogues are facing charges that is when they are claiming that they are suffering from diseases like cancer, hypertension, diabetics, hearth disease, stroke, Alzheimer etc ?. Whatever they wish themselves shall come to pass. This is a fraud charge of $2 Billion Dollars equivalent to #400 billion naira, the money that was earmarked for arms weaponry to fight enemy like Boko Haram. This guy was using part of the money to finance BH putting the lives of Nigerian Soldiers in an arms way. This guy integrity needs to be questioned by the court otherwise where is the money or the ammunition he has purchased? The court should not have released his passport in the first place.

    • Sam AJ

      December 14, 2015 at 2:06 AM

      Nigeria politicians starting from local,state and federal government should declare there individual Net worth in Nigeria & abroad – every countries they have access too money, property, investment and business. The Nigeria good means contract fund resulting to money laundry abroad to be retrieved and returned back to Nigeria. Assets which cannot be defended by local governors, state government & federal government politicians, working under the Nigeria law should be retained, sold, claimed and added to Nigeria treasury bills/budgets.

      A legitimate non corrupted private investigators should be recruited. Someone who can carry out accurate and facts outcome of how contracts are awarded, who awarded the contract, who it was awarded too, why was it awarded, how much was awarded for the contract and if the contracts was implemented. Results to contracts, if all funds are used to execute the contracts, list of names and companies to be hold responsible for Nigeria developments contract awards; records/history of contract to be open in public. This is how the public can tell if president Muhammadu Buhari is ready to put an end to Nigeria corruption.

      When governments keep holding and hiding information from the public and nation, at the end term of serving the country. It becomes a promise without accompaniment.

      New government new promises !!!

  2. akan etuk

    November 9, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    contrary to poeople’s opinion, Dasuki as a citizen of Nigeria deserves every right to be respected and accorded dignity as former NSA who serve nigeria in such capacity.The judgement of a competent court stands irrespective of sins not yet convicted upon moreover the panel of enquiry set by government is not recongnise by law of the land and so, anybody invited has right to disobey or not.

    • Sam AJ

      December 14, 2015 at 2:17 AM

      Nigeria politicians starting from local,state and federal government should declare there individual Net worth in Nigeria & abroad – every countries they have access too money, property, investment and business. The Nigeria good means contract fund resulting to money laundry abroad to be retrieved and returned back to Nigeria. Assets which cannot be defended by local governors, state government & federal government politicians, working under the Nigeria law should be retained, sold, claimed and added to Nigeria treasury bills/budgets.

      A legitimate non corrupted private investigators should be recruited. Someone who can carry out accurate and facts outcome of how contracts are awarded, who awarded the contract, who it was awarded too, why was it awarded, how much was awarded for the contract and if the contracts was implemented. Results to contracts, if all funds are used to execute the contracts, list of names and companies to be hold responsible for Nigeria developments contract awards; records/history of contract to be open in public. This is how the public can tell if president Muhammadu Buhari is ready to put an end to Nigeria corruption.

      When governments keep holding and hiding information from the public and nation, at the end term of serving the country. It becomes a promise without accompaniment.

      New government new promises !!!

  3. Sam AJ

    December 15, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    The currption is obviously BIG in Nigeria, every politician who are in power or previous rule is part of the looters. They need to be checked out. Are they getting paid as a government workers or making money as a act of looters. An account of how they earn needs to be reviewed. what are their assets, money, property, business and investment in Nigeria and abroad, Then bring out the real justice prisonment out of them, nobody is above the law. Not house arrest or so called detained for investigation when we can all see the BIG pages of currptions, but too so very slow to make an example out of the politicians who has make wealth out of Nigeria system for their individual personal selfishness and greed. They alway make the best out of their life by traveling abroad destination like UK, US & other European countries.

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