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EFCC to probe former VP Sambo over arms scandal

12 January 2016, 16:09

Abuja - Former Vice-President Namadi Sambo is said to be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal, Punch reports.

The anti-graft agency were said to be looking into the office of the former Vice President because of some transactions that linked the office to that of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).

Also read: Arms deal scandal: Jonathan must speak, says PDP

An EFCC source said the former VP’s office was being investigated because some of the funds disbursed by the former NSA had to do with the financing of the PDP presidential campaign in the North.

Destra Investment, a company owned by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, allegedly paid N25m to a former special assistant to Sambo, Abba Dabo, on December 16, 2014 according to a report.

Read more at Punch

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