#DasukiGate: EFCC Traces Stolen Funds To Abati, Okupe, Gulak… Storms Fani-Kayode’s Home
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has located stolen money from accounts of the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to several prominent aides to the former President Goodluck Jonathan.
This news comes just as EFCC agents have raided the home of former top aide to Mr. Jonathan and spokesman of his presidential campaign Femi Fani-Kayode. This is also the latest development in a massive probe of Mr. Dasuki’s fraudulent use of public funds which are now known to have been used to bribe top military officials, rig the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections, and be diverted to accounts belonging to powerful public officials.
EFCC sources said that Mr. Jonathan’s former spokesman, Rueben Abati, took N72 million; top-PDP chieftain Uche Secondus took N250 million, and Ahmed Gulak was found to have taken N50 million. Bello Fadile, a security analyst who was used by Jonathan to attempt to stop INEC from releasing the 2015 presidential election results, took N754 million.
Meanwhile the commission’s operatives on Friday stormed the home of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for receiving N840m from the Director of Finance, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.
Fani-Kayode wrote on his official Facebook page, “Today the EFCC invited me to come their office on Monday. I have their letter. I agreed to be there. Now they have surrounded my house.
“The letter of invitation was served this morning and it was dated May 6. They said I should report on the 9th. Can someone please tell me why they are at my gate? They can’t even wait because they want to detain me so badly and keep me away for the weekend.
“I never refused their invitation. Why all this? I leave them to God.”
Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Publicity for Jonathan’s campaign organisation, was said to have received the money in January, 2015.
The money was said to have emanated from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
In a letter signed by Mr. Mohammed Umar Abba on behalf of the Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the commission explained that Fani-Kayode’s name featured prominently in the alleged scam and he was needed to clarify some issues.
The letter read in part, “The commission is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering involving Joint Trust Dimensions Limited which you featured prominently. In view of the above, you are requested to kindly report.”