Monday, 14 December 2015

Dasuki, Salisu, ex-NNPC director arraigned for alleged fraud


Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, ex-Director of Finance and Administration in the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu were on Monday arraigned with three others over alleged diversion of public funds estimated at about N32 billion.

Nation stated that also arraigned before Justice Baba Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, on a 19-count charge were the ex-Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba-Kusa and two companies – Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.

They were charged with conspiracy and criminal breach of trust under the Penal Code Act and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act.

Dasuki and Salisu were accused of distributing funds held in the NSA account with the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) to politicians, media practitioners and businessmen purportedly for political campaigns and organizing of prayer sessions.

The duo were in counts 5, 6, 7 and 8 accused of paying N2.2billion to Baba-Kusa  through  the bank accounts of Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited in Zenith Bank Plc.

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