Former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki is facing charges of money laundering in relation to about $2.1bn that was diverted from funds that were meant for fighting the Boko Haram insurgency.
However, in a new development, a foreign-owned security firm in Abuja has been implicated by how Dasuki operated within the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan. The firm did some work for the Jonathan administration and never received any payments.
But their managing director was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on suspicion of being involved with Dasuki’s money laundering. A source close to the case claimed that the EFCC traced an 800m naira ($4m) payment due to the firm that was paid from government coffers into an account belonging to Dasuki.
The firm’s boss continues to deny any links with Dasuki.