I Withdrew $47m Cash From CBN For Dasuki On His Directive, Former Director In ONSA Opens Up

A former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Mr. Shuaibu Salisu, has revealed that $47 million was withdrawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 11 suit cases for Dasuki, money he suspects might have been given to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to Shaibu, who says he only carried out instructions from the ex-National Security Adviser, Mr. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, he was innocent.

Following his statement written under oath in the presence of investigators of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Bello, ordered that Salisu be either arraigned in a competent court of law if there is any basis for doing so, or be released on administrative bail on terms to be settled by the applicant.

The statement was attached to the charges preferred against Salisu and filed in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in preparation for his arraignment by the EFCC today before Justice H.Y. Baba and Justice P.O. Affen.

“I could remember on the 20/11/2014 , I was directed by the NSA, M.S. Dasuki to go to the CBN and collect the sum of $47m in cash and the balance in Euro and the directive was obeyed and the monies were delivered to the NSA in about 11 suit cases,” Salisu said.

“I acknowledged the receipt of the money from the CBN which was handed over to M.S. Dasuki.

“I think the monies were meant for PDP. After delivery, I left, I did not see or know when the money was distributed.

“I did not benefit even one cent. The request for the funds was tag(sic) Special Services signed by the NSA, M.S. Dasuki, addressed to the Governor of CBN.

“I did not know the source of the money into our CBN Account. The foreign currencies that I collected from the CBN were delivered to the NSA in his house, No. 13, John Kadiya Street, Asokoro,” he said.