Dasukigate: PDP Calls Members to Return Collected Funds

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Sambo Dasuki

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THE national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party wants its members who collected had money from Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel and former national security adviser, NSA, to return it immediately.

Ibrahim Jalo, deputy national publicity secretary of the PDP, stated this in an interview with some newspapers’ correspondents in Abuja on Saturday, January 9.

Jalo said he was happy that those who admitted to have received money from Dasuki had not said they received the huge money on behalf of the party.

Indeed, some of the party stalwarts are either being prosecuted or in detention for allegedly benefiting from the money, which was meant to procure arms for the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Prominent among those currently facing different charges before different courts in Abuja are Dasuki; Haliru Bello, acting chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP; and Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi.

Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the party, is currently being detained by the EFCC over alleged corruption. He allegedly received N400m from the former NSA through his firm. But the PDP spokesperson said the money for an undisclosed job which he claimed he did for former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Other alleged beneficiaries of the funds are Tony Anenih, former chairman, BoT of the party, who admitted that he received N260m from Dasuki, which he claimed to have distributed to certain personalities in and outside the party.

For instance, Olu Falae, former secretary to the federal government and Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo State, allegedly collected N100m each from Anenih, while Tanko Yakassai, a former presidential aide, was said to have gotten N63m.

While Metuh allegedly got N400m from the former NSA, the spokesperson for the opposition party had maintained that he was paid for an undisclosed job which he said he did for former President Goodluck Jonathan.

—  Jan 11, 2016 @ 12:25 GMT

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