Abuja - The Presidency said it would not interfere in the arrest and probe of a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Jafaru Isah, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged involvement in the arms deal scandal, Vanguard reports.
Isah is the first member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) to be arrested by the EFCC since the commencement of the probe into the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase by officials of the former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.
Isah is said to be a political ally of President Buhari and has been with Buhari from the days of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, (ANPP) to the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC.
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The former Military Administrator of Kaduna State was arrested at his Abuja residence located on Ajayi Crowther Street, Asokoro by operatives of the anti-graft commission around 9pm on Wednesday in connection with the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase by officials of the immediate-past administration.
Isa, who is also a close friend of the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was asked to appear before the commission on Wednesday to clear the air on some questionable receipts from the former NSA.
Rather than honour the invitation, Isa wrote a letter to the EFCC through his lawyer, seeking a postponement of his appearance date on the grounds of death of a relative.
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