A source close to an ally of Sambo Dasuki, the beleaguered former National Security Adviser (NSA), has revealed how the retired colonel used to spend money while in office during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Dasuki has been charged with diverting about $2.1bn meant for the war against Boko Haram for other purposes.
Our source claims that the former NSA “sponsored” the campaign for governor of Kebbi State of retired Major General Sarkin-Yaki Bello of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last (s)election. Bello lost to Atiku Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The source, who has known both Dasuki and Bello for over five years, claims that in that time he never saw them spend anything other than dollars. They handed over dollars to their lackeys, paid for everything in dollars, and helicopters were used to deliver millions of dollars to Bello’s residence in the Maitama area of Abuja.
Much of this money was stashed away in the cellar of the building.
Bello was also the former head of counter terrorism at the office of the NSA and was arrested by Department of State Security (DSS) early in December in relation to the charges against his former boss Dasuki.