A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, yesterday said he never met the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), let alone taking any money from him.
There was speculation in the media that Mr. George was one of those who benefitted from the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal rocking the office of the former NSA.
But in a statement issued on his behalf yesterday by Prof. Tejumade Akitoye-Rhodes of Lagos Collectives, the PDP chieftain said it was wrong to link him with collection of cash from the ex-NSA’s office.
“For the record, Chief Bode George did not collect a farthing from Dasuki or anybody else whatsoever. He has never even set eyes on the former NSA throughout his tenure in office talk less of collecting money from him. Dasuki of course is very much alive to corroborate this position”, the statement said.