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Monday, 1 February 2016

EFCC raids former VP Namadi Sambo's office

The offices of former vice president Namadi Sambo in the central business district, Abuja was raided by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the weekend.
EFCC raids Namadi Sambo’s Abuja office
His offices were raided on Saturday, January in search of more evidence linking him to the ongoing investigation into the $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal, Daily Trust reports.
According to EFCC sources, Sambo is under investigation over allegations that some of the arms deal funds disbursed for political campaigns from the office of the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, were routed through the office of the vice president.
A company owned by the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, Destra Investment allegedly paid N25m to Abba Dabo, a former special adviser to Sambo in December 2014.
Since the arrest of Dasuki by the anti-graft agency in connection with the diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the procurement of arms to fight insurgency during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, startling revelations about how the money was shared among prominent Nigerians have continued to dominate the public space.
Many prominent Nigerians and leaders are being indicted for collecting huge sums of money from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). The  office of Sambo was reportedly on a monthly stipend of N20million from the ONSA. Some presidential aides, like Doyin Okupe also allegedly benefited from slush funds.

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