Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, denies implicating anyone in arms procurement probe

Former National Security Adviser - Sambo Dasuki
Former National Security Adviser - Sambo Dasuki

A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has denied ever making statement implicating anyone or group in the allegation of dubious $2billion arms purchase deal brought against him by the federal government.

There were reports Thursday that Mr. Dasuki, while being quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, named some prominent Nigerians among those who got huge funds from his office while he was NSA.

But Mr. Dasuki, who spoke through his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said he never made any implicating statement or named anyone to EFCC and wondered ‎where the authors got their information from.

“I was with Dasuki yesterday and wish to make categorical statement that my client never made any statement of such nature or named anybody or group in any statement,” PRNigeria quoted Mr. Raji as saying.

“Quote me anywhere, Dasuki has not done anything like that. It is absolutely untrue. It is the figment of the imagination of the authors aimed at creating falsehood for reasons best known to them and Nigerians shou‎ld disregard them.

“They are just out to scandalise the man, bring his image and character into disrepute so that his friends and well wishers can run away from him. They want him deserted and that will fail.”

Meanwhile the case between the Federal Government and Mr. Dasuki over allegations of money laundering and illegal arms possession came up Thursday at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

During Thursday’s proceedings, the federal government appointed a private legal practitioner, Oladipupo Okpeseyitan, SAN, to continue the prosecution of Mr. Dasuki.

Mr. Okpeseyitan, after announcing his appearance, told the trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, that he had filed a motion for stay of execution of the ruling of the court which granted Mr. Dasuki permission to seek medical treatment.

He applied to the court to put the ruling on hold pending the outcome of the appeal in the matter.

Mr. Raji, in his reply, told the court that he had just been served the motion in court, adding that he needed time to respond.

The case was then fixed for December 8 for hearing.


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  • T. Thompson

    BAIL is a crime against humanity when granted to Colonel Dasuki whose pockets

    are filled with billions of dollars stolen under colour of office as a Security Adviser.

    • sam

      So Dasuki is still unrepentant. The best thing he can do now is to mention all the names who collected money from him. The money meant to protect Nigerians as a result of this lead to thousands of Nigerian civilians and soldiers dead.

      • Julius

        He is doing that already. His lawyer has to say he is not doing it. He didnt want the man dead yet till he gets paid.

        • sam

          Got it.thank you julius

          • Julius

            lolz…you are welcome !

        • tundemash

          lol!

          • Julius

            Abi jare !

        • Dodondawa

          Ol’ boy you are too much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Julius

            Well, we have to laugh after some little teary eyes1. thats what keep us Nigerian going. You remember there was a survey a couple of years ago where they said we, the Nigerians are the happiest people on the planet. I wrote them a letter and explained why . lolz

  • Arabakpura

    Senior advocating liars of Nigeria!

  • Labarans

    It is unfortunate that the government has to lie to justify the persecution of Dasuki. Rather than fight the invading Boko Haram they are busy probing money they never generated

    • Peter_Edo

      What if these are the same people sponsoring book haram?

    • Julius

      You serious ?. You must be one of his boy friends..as a lover !. Moron

    • band olu

      U need to see a brain surgeon b4 it is too late…

    • tundemash

      May the sufferings of the North East people denied govt. protection by the embezzlement of defense money by Dasuki be replicated and multiplied in your life and that of your household. Say amen to that if you are convinced Ole Dasuki is being persecuted. Mor0n !

      • Labarans

        Same to you

        • tundemash

          Mor0n, apparetly you are not convinced Ole Dasuki is being persecuted , you are just wailing for your cheap allowance. Olodo!
          May your generations unborn curse your memory for selling their future for a pot of porridge!

      • Labarans

        Bastard Oku igbe may you and your entire family roast on the bottom of hellest fire for having temerity to abuse and curse here rather than argue constructively. Eleri bu Oloshi…. Koni dafun iyala yare…. Mumu bastard

  • Hassan Lawal

    ……who cares,so far he sings and from all indications,he’s singing well!

  • band olu

    He does not have to implicate anyone,others arrested are already implicating him..His office paid N2.1bn to just one media house for smear campaign God knows how much he paid to others….He better start squealing now b4 it is too late…

    • blow fissh

      Do not forget the N4.6b – spiritual and anti-witchcraft purposes

      • e_orpheus

        For real, you got me there. When I read the former governor saying he received N4.6 billion for spiritual purposes, what does one comment, how does one respond to that kind of information?

      • tundemash

        anti-witchcraft purposes ! ha! ha !1 ha !! That got me in stitches! If Bafarwa got N4b for spiritual and anti-witchcraft purposes , i wonder what Ortisejafor Kanye West got then for praying and fasting !

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Let Col Dasuki[retired] rot in the penitentiary for his crimes against Nigerian people for doling out billions of our national security funds meant for the training,modernization of our soldiers welfare and weaponry All funds approved for retraining and re-equipping Nigerian soldiers were doled out by col Dasuki to all selected former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan PDP criminal chiefs.They must all vomit all our public funds they looted.

    • Benny

      … and affixed a Doctor to your name! Have ever heard of not guilty until proven guilty by a competent law court? You must be one Babalawo with your gibverish.

      • absam777

        What other “not guilty” do you want to hear when one of the people he shared the money ( Dokpesi) has confessed that he received money from the NSA. Competent law court your ass.

      • Bunduma Mohammed

        They would soon get you like Bafarawa and Dopeski. Criminal like Dasuki and their friend can pay for expensive and money concious lawyers that could delay justice but the delay would temporary as the law would surely cut them. Dasuki is finished in Nigeria

      • olu_kay

        IBB,Odili,Tinubu,OBJ,Abdusalami and Atiku are also innocent of corruption until proven by a competent court.

  • Julius

    A lawyer thats worth his cert paper will say the same thing. Though it may be all true that he did name names. He is only doing his handsomely paid job.

  • SAM .A

    The Prince of Sokoto , and the Father Chrismas of the Century. The blood of Soldiers killed for your depriving them of weapons and all the victims of BH will never allow you to rest Sambo Dasuki.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Happily most of u praising Buhari here are from the south east

  • Kitunde

    On the way to the hangman, Nigerian Politician would still be denying this and that. Anyway some of your mates you sang about are denying too.

  • I just dey ask

    BUT WHAT IS REALLY WRONG WITH PUTTING COLONEL DASUKI IN PRISON
    FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE IF NIGERIANS WISH TO LIVE FREE OF THEFT?

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Quite very sad indeed that former national security adviser,Col. Dasuki,under former president Gooluck Ebele Jonathan and directive doled out our budgeted national security budget to PDP chiefs even though most of them had nothing to do with providing arms,ammunition and training to Nigerian soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insuregents in the North East,Nigeria.No wonder Boko Haram insurgents nearly over ran Nigeria,under former president Gooluck Ebele Jonathan watch.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Who told u that was part of the money for the purchase of arms———-is this how educated u are–pls put on your thinking cap once in a while–and b4 u post comments

      • lala

        so you’re a human being? i honestly thought you were a computer program.

        • persona

          more like a bug in this matrix. An anomaly trying to mutate.

  • Debekeme

    Dasuki/PDP/Corruption fights back.

  • julio

    Premium Times Editor,

    Colonel Sambo Dasuki and his lawyer

    This Colonel Dasuki did not learn much in school – not even in military school. He is daft.
    He says he has not been implicating anybody in his answers to interrogators on this theft.
    His lawyer, who’s S.A.N or some nonsense like that, took that line and ran with it incurious.
    If only Dasuki and his lawyer had a good dictionary nearby they’d be sounding less funny.
    Or what’s more implicating that Dasuki’s confession that he got approval from JONATHAN?

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Yes he has all the rights in the world to clarify the issue—-Because that is what the Buhari GESTAPO does—–claim he it was who implicated people—-

  • Debekeme

    They are all begging to be charged to court. They just love the courts and they love our judiciary.

    The know that once the matter is in court there is 100% chance the matter will die there.

    See Justice Ademola and co granting all of them permission to travel over seas for medical treatment for malaria , head ache and stomach ache.

    By now Dasuki would have disappeared into some Asian country and live a life of luxury.

    The people of Nigeria have suffered for too long under these thieves. We need justice,

    Lets just experience the joy of seeing someone like Dasuki being sentenced to 10Year in jail.

    That would be a sign that we have indeed started to change our ways.

    • band olu

      16yrs in govt is enough to know all d judges in d land, to get a favourable judgement is just a phone call away for them….they know our judges won’t convict them & that is why they keep telling us to take them to court….Our judiciary is a joke & something must b done about it & fast…

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        Yet within that 16 years—Tinubu was able to get Justice—–Monkey

        • band olu

          That was a one off…

      • The Impartial Speaker

        You have to start somewhere right?

        • band olu

          Correct..

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Monkey when Tinubu was charged to court for operating 16 bank accounts abroad—did his case die a natural death in court?–Very brainless pig headed fool—when the Apes in APC win their cases in court, they praise the judges—See most People believe they will be able to get justice–in court–that is why they often urge the Buhari Gestapo–DSS to charge them to court—-Happily that is what the courts were created for in Nigeria-Sadly we now have a Fulani radiclized jihadist as president who does not obey court order–has no respect for the rule of law”!

      • band olu

        ” Does not obey court order”….What court order are u talking about? Is it d court order dat wanted to assist Dasuki in escaping justice?….I can’t wait for d remnant of PDP to b cleared out….They have lost Kogi, Ondo & Ekiti will follow….They are now a regional party & they will lose those states too….We want a proper party to in opposition not a thieving party like PDP……As for u,I know u have lost a lot of money since PDP was kicked out but it is now time for u to look for a proper job….

  • ToriolaOlufemi

    If you believe that lawyer you’ll believe anything

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    It is clearly sensational as all our news stands were full of sensational captions.Associates of Dasuki will not desert him nor would the prosecution succeed in sending the ever revered NSA behind bars.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    American Lawyer Slams President Buhari – An American constitutional lawyer, Bruce Fein has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lies and deceit stressing that the president has backed off his zero tolerance policy.

    He accused the president of selective anti-corruption war siting the various corruption allegations against former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola and Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi. Both are now ministers in Buhari’s government.

    Read the full letter below.

    President Muhammadu Buhari
    Aso Rock, Abuja Nigeria

    Dear President Buhari:

    When you visited the United States Institute of Peace last July, you pledged that you would be “fair, just and scrupulously follow due process and the rule of law, as enshrined in [the Nigerian] constitution” in prosecuting corruption.

    Such loftiness is laudable. As the Bible instructs in Amos 5:24: “[L]et justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

    But to be just, the law must be evenhanded. It cannot, in the manner of Russian President Vladimir Putin, be something that is given to punish your enemies and withheld to favor your friends. If so, the law becomes an instrument of injustice bearing earmarks of the wicked rather than the good.

    In the United States, you declared a policy of “zero tolerance” against corruption. You solicited weapons and other assistance from the United States government based on that avowal. But were you sincere?

    During your election campaign, you promised widespread amnesty, not zero tolerance. You elaborated: “Whoever that is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of swearing-in would be pardoned. I am going to draw a line, anybody who involved himself in corruption after I assume office, will face the music.”
    After you were inaugurated, however, you disowned your statement and declared you would prosecute past ministers or other officials for corruption or fraud. And then again you immediately hedged. You were reminded of your dubious past by former Major General and President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who succeeded your military dictatorship.

    He released this statement: “On General Buhari, it is not in IBB’s tradition to take up issues with his colleague former President. But for the purpose of record, we are conversant with General Buhari’s so-called holier-than-thou attitude. He is a one-time Minister of Petroleum and we have good records of his tenure as minister. Secondly, he presided over the Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF, which records we also have.
    We challenge him to come out with clean hands in those two portfolios he headed. Or we will help him to expose his records of performance during those periods. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. General Buhari should be properly guided.”

    You then swiftly backed off your zero tolerance policy because you would have been its first casualty.
    You opportunistically announced that zero tolerance would be narrowed to the predecessor administration of Goodluck Jonathan because to probe further would be “a waste of time.”

    That conclusion seems preposterous. In 2012, the World Bank’s ex-vice president for Africa, Oby Ezekwesili, estimated that a stupendous $400 billion in Nigerian oil revenues had been stolen or misspent since independence in 1960. The lion’s share of that corruption spans far beyond the Jonathan administration.
    Your zero tolerance policy seems to come with a squint to avoid seeing culpability in your political friends. A few examples are but the tip of the iceberg.

    A Rivers State judicial commission of inquiry found that N53 billion disappeared from the Rivers State Reserve Fund under former governor Rotimi Amaechi. Former Lagos governor and head of your campaign finance team Babatunde Fashola was accused ofsquandering N78 million of government money to upgrade his personal website. The EFCC has ignored these corruption allegations, and you have given both promotions: the Ministry of Transport to Mr. Amaechi, and the Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing to Mr. Fashola.

    In contrast, you have played judge, jury, and prosecutor in the newspapers to convict former PDP Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke of corruption.

    Is this evenhanded justice?

    • Arrest warrant

      Americans are always against every body or country except their interest…Mr very proudly or wat Eva ur name is, you must be from poor and powerless family that’s why you knew not or less on American policy…its very unfortunate to know how little you know…

  • The Impartial Speaker

    If you are going to lie, tell an intelligent one. How can this lawyer say Dasuki never implicated anybody?

    One of his very first statements implicated none other than former President Goodluck Jonathan himself, causing Jonathan to break off whatever he was doing and yell across the oceans that “I never gave anybody $2 billion contract…where is the money coming from?”
    So Mr. Senior advocate, this lie did not fly, try another one. Oloriburuku!

  • Fred Harry2

    Dear President Jonathan,

    With intention to steal, you devised a scheme to rob,
    partly to pay for your campaign. You’re now the worst example of
    how an African under-develops his own country with crass stealing. In good
    conscience you yourself cannot recommend your own action to future presidents
    of Nigeria.

    Let no one scam you or lull you into false confidence. For sure,
    you will be convicted and sentenced to prison. No one can save you,
    unless he lies to scam you, because Sani Abacha pales in comparison to you.

    You just entered into history book as the worst thief
    Nigeria’s ever had – as if you were born to steal. You are a historic disgrace
    to your mother; your wife, to the Ijaw and to your family and your children. Your
    children shall henceforth acquire a new surname as children of a thief – a bad
    name you bestow.

  • x-rated2000

    If PDP leaders were not STEALING, there’s no way a hare-brained Islamist Party like APC

    could ever win an election in Nigeria and be ensconced in power today – never, because

    nothing good recommends any of the creatures inside the APC party – neither knowledge

    nor candor – from Muhammadu Buhari to the gateman at the APC secretariat – nothing.

    • BayernMunich

      If Jonathan was not daft, Buhari would never have smelt Aso Rock from the inside anytime in his life as President. But now we are happy he is there.

      • Juwon Awofolaju

        @BayernMunich:disqus

        THE THEFT OF PDP LEADERS IS AS BAD AS THE INCOMPETENCE OF APC DULLARDS.
        BOTH AILMENTS ARE TOXIC AND OFFER THE PEOPLE NO REAL CHOICE FOR PROGRESS –
        ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE MORE NOTORIOUS THEFTS BY RAJI FASHOLA IN THE SAME APC.

      • Peter

        It is not that Jonathan is so bad that a wishy-washy person like Buhari could so easily defeat in any national election. The fact is the wanton conspiracy by such persons like NSA Dasuki who all the while was a mole in Aso Rock, walking against PDP coupled with the propaganda by south west politicians who at the time were playing their hide and seek game against Jonathan.

        • BayernMunich

          If that was true Jonathan was too dumb to figure out all these? What are intelligence services meant for?

  • Walter

    The problem is judges and Lawyers are already in the pockets of politicians because of their misdeeds (lawyers and judges)

  • Dazmillion

    But your friends like Dokpesi has been implicating themselves in the arms deal at the NSA?

    • The Impartial Speaker

      ….but your friends like Dokpesi HAVE been implicating themselves……

    • Arabakpura

      In Nigeria, there has never been fire without smoke! I believe that story and with time you will see that the reported speech was a facade!

  • peacebaba

    I wonder where some media got their news from? why will they report that initially that Dasuki was implicating some governors.. Meanwhile it is expected that media should balance their stories from both side.. Lets wait and see where the case lands while i urge the government to operate within the ambit of the law.

    • Michael Kadiri SocioPolitical

      A little too late. This government and it’s agencies are already operating outside the law. Dasuki is in detention right now in clear violation of an existing court order. Very sad

      • Peter

        Buhari and his APC administration do not believe in the rule of law How many times have they violated the orders of the court? Buhari is telling the world that the days of draconian behaviours and impunity is back. Sorry for Nigerians ooo.

  • Sir. Tee

    The fact remains that this issue is taking the opposite dimension but from my own point of view all is driving back to GEJ & Alison Madueke