EFCC Closes In On Ex Presidential Aides, Launches Manhunt For Adamu Mua’zu, Others
Indications emerged yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) is closing in on some former Presidential aides, including those of ex-Vice-President Namadi Sambo, in its ongoing probe of $2.1billion arms cash.
Also, some contractors who handled projects under the late National Security Adviser, Gen. Owoye Azazi, have been invited for questioning by the EFCC.
It was also learnt that there is a manhunt for a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, who was central to the disbursement of funds to party leaders.
A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “We are closing in on a few presidential aides, including some of those who served ex-VP Namadi Sambo on their involvement in the arms cash bazaar.
“The situation is messy and unfortunate but we will get to the bottom of it and recover public funds.”
It was gathered that Muazu’s whereabouts was unknown.
Muazu was said to be central to the disbursement of funds to six chairmen of the Contact and Mobilisation Committees for the geopolitical zones.
The coordinators were Bode George, Jim Nwobodo, Yerima Abdullahi, Ahmadu Ali, Attahiru Bafarawa and Peter Odili.
Although a former Minister of State for Finance, Amb. Bashir Yuguda exposed the disbursement of the funds to the six coordinators, some of them denied knowing or meeting the ex-minister.
They said they got their shares from Muazu, who has been abroad since he stepped down as the PDP chair.