Dasukigate: Arrest, release of Buhari’s associate, Jaffaru Isa, “concocted” — Ekiti PDP

Jafaru Isa Photo: Daily Trust

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has challenged the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to explain the release of an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Jaffaru Isa, who was earlier arrested for his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal.

The party said the release of the former military administrator of Kaduna State, by the EFCC after allegedly returning N100 million out of the money collected from the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, was “shady”.

The PDP, in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, said the whole episode of the Isa arrest and release was “concocted” by the EFCC and the Federal Government.

It said the government had used the Isa story as a cover-up for the credibility problem suffered by the anticorruption crusade, which portrayed the government as hunting down only members of the opposition party.

“The whole thing was like a drama from Nollywood where you can see the end of a film from the beginning. The arrest, purported refund of N100 million by Isa and his eventual release was a charade taken too far,” the statement said.

“The EFCC and the Federal Government should explain to the world what was the money collected by Isa meant for as was done to other cases since the beginning of the indiscriminate arrest and perpetual detention of the PDP members in the same category.”

‎The party also challenged the EFCC to declare public the balance of what was received after Mr. Isa’s refund and why he was not charged to court.

According to the PDP, the anti-corruption war of Mr. Buhari is only aimed at PDP and opposition members, adding that the rule of law should not be trampled upon in the so-called war against corruption.


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  • MushinSpeaks

    Fayose will not cease to trade his stupidity through his dog – Lere. Its like they failed comprehension in scholl that they dont understand that while one returned part of the loot the other is saying he wont even return a dime. Shameless Governor and aides. His secret is blown; your immunity will end soon and you will face your music. CHANGE is here.

    • Julius

      He should have been invited by the EFCC to shed light on the money he got from Jonathan/pdp for the rigged election. I hope they will do that soon. The son of a bytch is annoying as fuk !

  • Akin

    These people in PDP Ekiti state are sick to the core, their statements are times are just incredible. They gave got worpped minds.

    • Julius

      Its not the people. Its the tout Fayose. He wont shut the fck up till he is locked up.

  • Naijamania

    Jafaru Isa made confession that Dasuki gave him N170 million to buy a house for him and therefore, there is no reason for the EFCC to refuse him bail after making such a useful confession. Similar situation happened in the case of Raymond Dokpesi who also admitted to have received about N2 billion for media campaign adverts during the last presidential election. He was also released to go on bail because he never denied the allegation. If there is a strong evidence against you and you keep denying them it will be counter-productive for anyone who knows the implication to release you on bail because chances are that such evidences could be tempered with by you once you are out of captivity and the case will suffer serious, irredeemable setbacks. Gov Fayose should know that it was not only the APC chieftain that was allowed to go while investigation still continues. He keeps using coloured glasses and keeps seeing everything only in one colour.

    • Marcus Garvey

      God in his Unique Mercies for Mankind, will continue to expose Buhari for what he is a rogue–liar–and a fraudster—-The lies he covered over 30 years ago by being selective in his anti corruption war–are being exposed–now to the world——Sadly Nigerians used their regional tribal marks to help the USA impose a monster like Buhari on us——-who has not an iota of respect for the Rule of Law–and the Judiciary——————–Happily Buhari is become a National disgrace–a smelly uncurable sore————that every Nigerian is praying to God to remove from power the same way Ibb came to the rescue of Nigerians–by staging a coup against him–

      • Naijamania

        God who allowed him to defeat the worst president Nigeria ever had in the person of Jonathief or Jonadunce will see him through the next 8 year.

    • share Idea

      Do you listen to yourself. How many days was Dokpesi detained in EFCC facility and was he not charged to court. When is EFCC granting someone administrative bail after the AGF have said that the administration will not enter into any plea bargain with alleged looters.

      • Julius

        The Court has to sign on with a plea bargain. EFCC cant do it on their own.

  • Burning spear

    Buhari Will Not Congratulate Bayelsa Governor On His Re-Election.
    **he will reclaim Bayelsa through Tribunal or the intimidated and bullied Judiciary as in Abia, Taraba, Akwa Ibom and Rivers state.
    Three days after the re-election of Governor Dickson as the Bayelsa state governor, aides and associates of President Muhammadu Buhari have revealed that the President will not congratulate him.
    After President Buhari attempts to arm-twist the will of the Bayelsa people with his over 10,000 soldiers, Policemen, Secret Services and para Military officers failed, the embittered President have told his advisers that he will not congratulate Mr Dickson.
    Over 20 Bayelsa citizens that tried to defend their votes were gruesomely killed by the securities officers and Buhari’s party thugs who were embolden and backed by the Law enforments officers.
    They stated that Buhari will not recognize the re-election of Mr Dickson and as what transpired in Abia, Taraba, Akwa Ibom and Rivers state, he will use the election Tribunals or the intimidated and bullied Judiciary to recover the mandate for his friend, Chief Timipriye Sylva.
    Chief Timipriye Sylva who was facing $2 billion embezzlement case with EFCC last year was the one that bought and presented the Presidential forms to Buhari, who claimed that he will be fighting corruption.
    Buhari forced the EFCC and the court to drop all the charges against Sylva who ruined Bayelsa state single-handedly just because of their lust for conquest of the oil-producing state.

  • Amir

    What is wrong with this group of people call PDP? Does it mean this party truly loves corruption? Are there no sane people in PDP again? Hmm

  • eclub

    PDP how many times are you going to warn that the rule of law should not be trampled upon? Yet the rule of law gets thrown in the gutter, we are beyond trampling. ..


    • Julius

      PDP contributed to this mess. They thew the rule of law to the gutter, now all of a sudden, it means something to them. Yea, right !

  • tunde

    Mr.president,i commented before and i’m commenting again, time flies fast and before you know it,four years will be over.My take,lean government,wise choices and deliver so that you will have something to be proud of.

  • Burning Spear

    Name one state where Jonathan ordered–DSS to raid the opposition–camp——where one soul was killed because of election–like we now have in bayelsa state—– where the Buhari Gestapo murdered over—-32 Ijaws—–monkey–The saddest thing about these yr smelly regional vomit is that the same u will come out to say u want to align with the SS again–Under the very Buhari u are supporting that killed more than 20 Ibos during their call for the release for Kanu—the leader of the so -called IPoB—-Only a vagabond like u will ever plant lies in the name of–the dirty senseless stipends the Apes in APC pay u monthly–it is blood money—Sadly u are an Ibo man–with no conscience——at all————that is why—u think like a He goat————————-left alone in a china shop————–

  • IZON Redeemer

    Sad that certain Confused Nigerians from the old regions of the country, rewarded a dangerous, insensitive, dishonest, mean, cruel, partial, egoistic, religious, fundamendalist, conscienceless human being like MOHAMMADU BUHARI with the presidency of Nigeria with his kind of track record via the USA. Then why are we shocked to see Buhari go after the soul of Tompolo? Enemy number one of the tripod–Fulanis- Ibos and Yorubas-cause of his Ijaw tribal marks’? And still wonder why Nigeria has not and will not make it to the promised land under the ruler ship of the Fulanis and Yorubas? Aware Buhari is a Fulani oligarch who does not believe in equality before the law. Has no respect for the rule of law! Given the way he jailed Lateef Jakande, Jim Nwobodo, Ambrose Ali, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Ayo Ojewumi on cases that had no foundation in law-And allowed Awwal Ibrahim, the then Niger State governor, who was arrested in Heathrow Airport in London with 14 million pounds sterling and several millions of Niara and dollars to be freed–Just like his Fulani brother Isa-Prof Yakubu of Inec-who embezzled over 800m from UBEC-Rtd Col Al of Customs–Dambuazua–who stole over 4b-Amaechi 58b-Fashola 4 trillion—Fayemi—49b are the only evidence I need to show Buhari is a Fulani tribalist. Buhari equally allowed Shehu Kangiwa, Sokoto State Governor who conducted and supervised the famous Bakolori Massacre of poor peasant farmers same as he ordered his soldiers to kill more than 30 Ijaws-because of Sylva who paid for his nomination form—added to the murder of 300 shiuia Muslims—-While he chases Tompolo about the Niger Delta–and goes on to order his gestapo to beat up–Akpos former NIMASA boss under the supervision of Sagay the Itsekiri war-lord in his government-behaving like a drunken cow in a china shop———-with Buhari—

    • MammanJiyaVatsa

      Are you broke from all the Jonathan windfalls and Jamboree ?… You can`t maintain your palatial mansions no more?, your kids are no more studying in highbrow foreign schools abroad ?, your looted account`s fast depleting ? No more easy and free money ?…….. find a meaningful job and be of use by being productive to the society, you should be tied to the drums and shot dead together with the looters !

  • babateem

    Please I Hope their is nothing concerned Mr President on the release of jafaru what I think is that he has already agree that he collected the money what we need is to collect our money back,except that Dasiki or Daduki that doesn’t need to bail Even he needs to be sentence to life imprisonment