Lagos - Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the allegation of diversion of the $2.1bn arms funds by a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and some military and public officials, Channels reports.
In a petition dated January 19, 2016, and sent to the Prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, Falana asked the ICC to invite the Federal Government to provide written or oral testimonies at the seat of the court on the stolen funds.
He alleged that the sum of $322m and £5.5m from the money stolen and stashed abroad by the late Gen. Sani Abacha, allegedly transferred to Dasuki by a former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to prosecute the war on terror, had been illegally diverted.
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He said it was unfortunate that part of the stolen funds was used to fund the re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general elections.
Falana maintained that those who engaged in the criminal diversion of the security funds should be held responsible for the death of about 25 000 people, who were killed by the Boko Haram sect and the over 2 000 000 people, who were displaced by the terrorists.
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