Dasuki: Former NSA responds to N337b fraud allegation

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Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.)

Dasuki also said he was surprised that a committee set up to investigate arms deals from 2007 till date, mentioned only his name.

The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has issued a statement responding to the over N337b fraud allegation levelled against him.

Dasuki said he was not invited for questioning by the committee investigating the arms purchase deals.

According to reports from ThisDay Newspapers, the former NSA said “I have never been invited formally or informally to appear before the panel. I am therefore not only surprised, but embarrassed by the seeming indictment by the panel purportedly operating from Office of the National Security Adviser that never contacted me.

“For the record I am proud to have served my nation with the best of intentions and ensured the recovery of more than 22 local government councils from Boko Haram terrorists.”

Dasuki also said “Because of the pride over how we tackled terrorism and defeated Boko Haram terrorists through our gallant troops and partners in the twilight of the previous administration, that is the reason I have insisted on an open and public trial of my stewardship rather than secret trial in the court as being canvassed by my prosecutors.

“I wish Nigerians will go back and reflect on what we did with even little or no supports from some countries, we performed miracles before the emergence of this administration.”

He also said he was surprised that a committee set up to investigate arms deals from 2007 till date, mentioned only his name.

In his words, “Only my name has been mentioned even when some of the issues were before I came into the government. I leave Nigerians to judge.”

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