Dasukigate: N2.2 Billion Was Spent For Prayers Against Boko Haram

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Adariko Michael, an investigative officer and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on , has alleged that a total N2.2 billion was spent on prayers in Nigeria and to defeat Haram in Nigeria.

He was giving evidence as first prosecution witness (PW1) in Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (ONSA) to President Jonathan, in alleged two billion dollars arms deal fraud.

Others charged with Mr Dasuki, a retired colonel, are a former Manager with the , Aminu Baba-kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited.

They were charged with 32 counts bordering on misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, dishonest and receiving various sums of money before Husseini Baba-Yusuf.

“Between September 27, 2013, and April 16, 2015, N50 million was credited to Reliance Referral Hospital’s account.Based on responses from the banks involved, as investigating officer, we found out that money was transferred to several individuals and companies.

When we went through the account statement, we asked the second defendant (Aminu Babakusa) the reason for this.He informed us that the money was used to hire clerics to pray for the nation as regards Haram crisis,” he said.