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Abati agrees to refund N5m to EFCC

01 November 2016, 16:42

Abuja - A former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he was ready to return N5 million to the government.

Abati was detained when he reported at the EFCC headquarters a week ago.

Premium Times reports that during the interrogation, Abati reportedly admitted receiving N50 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating the money.

The money was part of $2.1 billion earmarked for the purchase of arms for the fight against Boko Haram.

Also read: Abati warns Buhari against committing Jonathan's errors

Sources at the anti-graft agency disclosed that Abati offered to refund N5 million to the government.

Abati, however failed to furnish the EFCC with records of how the N50 million was disbursed.

The former spokesperson reportedly said he did not keep notes of such expenses as they were doled out to media practitioners across the country as part of the 2015 campaign activities.

- News 24

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