There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may invite ex-president Goodluck Jonathan to say one or two things as it investigates the $2.1 billon arms deal.
The EFCC has arrested about 26 suspects over the issue. The suspects include former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, Chairman of Daar Communication, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, former Sokoko State Governor,
Attahiru Bafawara with various allegations of collection of about N6 billion.
However, investigation revealed that some of the suspects had continually mentioned the name of ex-president Jonathan as the person who authorized them to collect the money.
It will be recalled that some of these suspects were alleged to have collected funds from the office of NSA with much of the money allegedly diverted to electioneering campaign to ensure that ex-president Jonathan won the presidential election.
Reacting to questions from EFCC, some suspects said that approvals and withdrawals of huge cash from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were authorised by Jonathan.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has asked some of the suspects to produce relevant written approvals from the ex-President on some of the expenditures.
It was learnt that some of the suspects acted on verbal approvals to carry out transactions.
“Either way, the EFCC may need to clarify a few things from the ex-President”, a source said last night. He pleaded not to be named because of the “sensitivity” of the matter.