Arms­gate: ‘Only Da­suki can ex­plain Jonathan cousin’s $40m’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

A wit­ness yes­ter­day told a Fed­eral High Court in Abuja that only the for­mer Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser (NSA), Sambo Da­suki, could provide rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion on the pay­ment of $40 mil­lion to Jonathan’s cousin.

Ibrahim Mahe said he trans­ferred the money to Az­i­boala Roberts on Au­gust 24, 2014 after Da­suki in­structed him to pre­pare a pay­ment man­date in favour of his com­pany, One-Plus Hold­ings Lim­ited.

Led in ev­i­dence by EFFC coun­sel, Syl­vanus Tahir Mahe, a re­tired Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary for Spe­cial Ser­vices Op­er­a­tion (SSO) in the NSA’s of­fice, said the money was an off­shoot of the $600m set aside as spe­cial se­cu­rity fund which was sourced from the NNPC.

Un­der cross ex­am­i­na­tion by de­fence coun­sel, Chris Uche (SAN), he ad­mit­ted that sev­eral com­pa­nies ben­e­fited from the fund, but did not name the com­pa­nies. Jus­tice Nnamdi Dimgba ad­journed the case after Uche ap­plied for time to cross ex­am­ine the sec­ond wit­ness and bank worker, Mr Ola­bode Fanilola. The case was fixed for Oc­to­ber 6, 7 and 19 for hear­ing.

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