Politics Dasuki Blew Millions To Employ “HolyMen” For Jonathan’s Re-election - ICIR


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According to International Centre for investigative reporting, the arms procurement scandal involving former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and others, continue to make mind blowing disclosures of how billions of dollars meant for the purchase of military equipment to fight Boko Haram insurgents was mindlessly blown on frivolities.

Dasuki paid sums totalling billions of naira to people to secure the services of Marabouts, Muslim “holy men” who are believed to possess supernatural or spiritual powers to pray for former President Goodluck Jonathan to win the last presidential election.

A source close to the investigation said that one of the things that investigations show is that Dasuki was the manager of slush funds for the Jonathan presidency, particularly in the months leading to the last general elections, as he got presidential approvals to receive billions in naira and dollars, which he subsequently paid out to individuals for sometimes very strange things.

“Many of us still cannot wrap our heads around the mindless and reckless manner in which public funds were shared by some people,” said the source.

One of the strange items Dasuki has been found to have spent huge amounts on are Marabouts and one of his major conduits for channelling money to them was Sagir Bafarawa, the 35 year old son of former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, who allegedly received illegal payments of N4.6 billion from funds budgeted for the prosecution of the war against terror.


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