THE All Progressives Congress and the Presidency have called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to allow the court to decide the fate of Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel and his former national security adviser, NSA.
Jonathan had, at a question and answer session after delivering a lecture at the Oxford Union, Oxford University in the United Kingdom, said that it was impossible for Dasuki to steal $2.2bn. He said: “They said the national security adviser (Sambo Dasuki) stole $2.2bn. I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2bn.
‘‘We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the Army and so on and so forth and you are still saying $2.2bn (was stolen). So, where did we get the money to buy all those things?”
But the statement has gone down well a lot of people including the ruling APC. Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, said it would be better for Jonathan to assist Dasuki to make his case in court.
He said: “I wonder why it took former President Jonathan such a long time to speak out. Why now? If Colonel Dasuki (retd) is as clean as he wants us to believe, it would be nice if he can assist his former NSA to prove his case in court. The courts deal with evidence; let them prove their case.”
In the same vein, the Presidency called on the former president to allow the court of justice to decide the matter. When asked to react to the comment, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, said the courts should be allowed to decide the matter which he said was subjudice.
— Oct 26, 2016 @ 14:45 GMT