Publisher of ThisDay Newspaper, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, has returned N350 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, a source has said.
Obaigbena was alleged to have collected N550 million, a part of the $2.1 arms fund from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Retd).
He was grilled by EFCC last week and released with the promise to return the money. However, the publisher could not pay the whole N550 Million but a source said that he dropped N350 million on Tuesday.
“He is expected to pay an outstanding N200m next week,” the source noted.
It would be recalled that a Special Task Force of the EFCC, investigating the issue of arms procurement under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, had quizzed Obaigbena on January 29, 2016 for allegedly receiving N670m from the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
The commission released him after 24 hours after he had agreed to sign an undertaking to make a refund of the money in two weeks.
The 14-day period of grace, given to the ThisDay Publisher to repay the money he collected from Dasuki’s office expires on Tuesday next week.