Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Tony Anenih to hand over the N260 million he allegedly received from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki as part of $2 billion in funds looted from Nigeria’s coffers.
Dasuki is alleged to have supervised the laundering of the funds and has supposedly named a number of PDP chieftains, including Anenih, in connection with the fraud.
Oshiomhole made the call over the weekend during an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Benin City, Premium Times reports.
“We have seen even the godfather’s name being mentioned. Even at old age, he collected N260m, and I want the godfather to deny or to confirm it. If he wants to refund the money, I will collect it from him and I will go to Abuja without deducting anything from it, and I will hand it over to President Muhammadu Buhari,” the governor said.
Also speaking on Anenih’s tenure as chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Oshiomhole said:
“You can see this is not yet an outcome of any investigation. I am sure by the time the NPA book is fully opened, more revelations will come out.
“Even without teeth, in their 90s, they never stop stealing. So you can see why new changes are necessary. Not just to build roads but to change the political system that doesn’t allow the young to grow. We respect elders, but the elders must not prevent the younger ones from growing,” he added.
Others who have been linked with the scam are former Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda, former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Shuaibu Salisu, former Executive Director of NNPC, Aminu Baba Kusa, former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and his son, Sagir among others.
Dasuki was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the day after.
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President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the arrest of Dasuki and others indicted in the fraud after he was presented with a report by a panel set up to investigate arms purchases in the country from 20017 to 2015.
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The former NSA has said that ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan was aware of the transactions he had made but Jonathan has however denied authorizing the release of the stated funds.