The embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has denied ever making any statement implicating anyone or group in the ongoing investigation of the $2billion ‘phantom’ arms purchase deal by the federal government.
There were reports Thursday that Mr. Dasuki, during his interrogation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, mentioned the names of a former deputy national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party and some ex-governors among other prominent Nigerians, as those who got huge funds from his office while he was NSA.
But Mr. Dasuki, who spoke through his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, said he never made any implicating statement or named anyone to EFCC and wondered where the author of the reports got their information from.
“I was with Dasuki yesterday and wish to make categorical statement that my client never made any statement of such nature or named anybody or group in any statement”, PRNigeria quoted Mr. Raji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, as saying.
“Quote me anywhere, Dasuki has not done anything like that. It is absolutely untrue. It is the figment of the imagination of the authors aimed at creating falsehood for reasons best known to them and Nigerians should disregard them.
“They are just out to scandalise the man, bring his image and character into disrepute so that his friends and well-wishers can run away from him. They want him deserted and that will fail”.