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Jonathan spent N2.2bn on special prayers against Boko Haram

11 March 2016, 08:21

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan spent a whooping N2.2 billion on special prayers against Boko Haram between 2013 and 2015.

The money was spent on special prayers in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to win the war against insurgency.

The money was disbursed through the Office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Also read: Buhari says Dasuki stole $2B in arms deal

The disbursement took place after the submission of a proposal by a former Executive Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba-Kusa.

In his statement of witness filed in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Baba-Kusa revealed to the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that the contract proposal was verbal and the funds were released in two tranches of N1 450,000,000 and N750 000,000.

Baba-Kusa is facing trial with Dasuki and three others.

The others are Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited (owned by Baba-Kusa) and a former Director of Finance in ONSA, Shuaibu Salisu.

Baba-Kusa told the EFCC that he arranged with some Islamic clerics to organise prayers in Abuja, Zaria, Kano, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Kaduna and Saudi Arabia.

He said he gave the clerics amounts ranging from N500 000 to N30million, depending on their needs.

But the suspectt has, however, promised to refund the N2.2billion by disposing of his asset.

- News 24


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