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EFCC freezes Dasuki accounts over arms deal scandal

30 July 2016, 14:43

Abuja - Former national security advisor (NSA) Sambo Dasuki along with other government officials have had their accounts frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the $15 billion arms deal scandal, Naij reports.

The EFCC have imposed the Post No Bill (PNB) measure on the bank accounts of all those who are implicated in the arms deal scandal under the governorship of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The suspects are believed to allegedly have used three to five personal bank accounts to illegally transfer the finds into which have now been frozen.

Also read: Buhari in fresh plot against Dasuki, others

The suspects whose accounts have been frozen by the anti-graft agency include ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh; ex-Chiefs of Air Staff, Air Marshals Adesola Amosu and Mohammed Dikko Umar; ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke; ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; ex-Governor Attahiru Bafarawa; ex-Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda; Governor Ayodele Fayose; ex-Deputy Governor Iyiola Omisore; top former military chiefs; more than 30 companies and others.

News24 Nigeria reported that Dasuki dragged the Federal Government before an Abuja High Court, challenging his incarceration in the custody of the Department of the State Service (DSS) since December 2015.

Dasuki who claimed that his fundamental right to freedom of liberty and dignity to life has been grossly violated by the federal government with his detention, prayed for an order of the court to compel the federal government to pay him N15bn as general damages and compensation for his alleged illegal detention and incarceration in violation of his rights as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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