The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has arrested former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi over the $2 billion arms deal
The duo were among the latest to be questioned by the security agents for allegedly receiving huge sums of money from the office of the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki.
Investigation revealed that the politicians were arrested on Tuesday evening by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) for alleged money laundering.
According to sources, Dokpesi was invited to answer questions for allegedly receiving over N2 billion from the office of the NSA while Bafarawa was invited to give explanation on alleged N100 million he received from the NSA’s office.
It will be recalled that Dasuki was arrested earlier on Tuesday for questioning over N2.1 billion arms deal that was traced to his office during his tenure as NSA.
Both men were taken in around noon, yesterday, to join the company of at least 22 other suspects, who have been linked with receiving large sums of money from the Office of the National Security Adviser, who may stand trial with them in court.
EFCC’s Head of Media & Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that none of over 20 suspects who had earlier been detained by the commission had been released.
Wilson said the suspects had been making statements to EFCC operatives on the stolen security funds but did not give further details.