The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday night arrested a former military governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Lawal Jafaru Isa over his alleged involvement in the $2.1bn arms deal scandal. Information Nigeria brings you 4 facts you should know about Isa…
– Since the beginning of investigations into the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase by officials of the immediate-past administration, Mr. Isa becomes the first chieftain of the APC to be arrested by the EFCC.
– Mr. Isa is a retired brigadier general and a close political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari.
– Mr Isa was invited last week to appear before the commission rather than honouring the invitation, sources said, Mr. Isa wrote a letter to the EFCC through his lawyer, seeking a postponement of his appearance date on the grounds of death of a relative.
– Mr Isa, a onetime Military Administrator of Kaduna State from December 1993 to August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha is also a close friend of the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
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