$2.1bn arms scandal: Jonathan should be invited for questioning – Sani

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ABUJA, OCTOBER 28, 2016 – Author, playwright and human rights activist, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that there is nothing wrong in inviting ex-president Goodluck Jonathan to expatiate on his claim that his former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd,) did not steal $2.1bn arms fund.

Jonathan had stated that it was inconceivable to say that Dasuki stole the arms fund, arguing that his government, where Dasuki served as the NSA, bought warships, aircraft and a lot of equipment for the military during the period.

According to Sani, “First of all, the claim against Sambo Dasuki by his accusers was that he had mismanaged or embezzled over $2bn and now the counterclaim by Jonathan, to a large extent, exonerates or sheds light on the whole controversy.

“Now, what is needed is that there is nothing wrong in inviting Jonathan to come and broaden his submission formally as regards this very issue.

“If he has said Dasuki has not embezzled the money, I think it will be wrong for him to simply say it in a seminar or conference, but he should say it where it matters.

That will help in the prosecution of this very case,” said the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District .

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