Arms Deal Scam: EFCC Traces N400m From ONSA To Army Officer

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has traced N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to an account believed to belong to an army officer.

The account, domiciled in a third generation commercial bank, has since been frozen by the EFCC.

According to Vanguard, beyond the army officer, whose name is still being kept secret to avoid raising eyebrows, the EFCC has identified other military personnel, who had at one time or the other drawn money from the ONSA and was keen on getting them to account for it.

A source said that it was as a result of the discovery of the names of the military personnel that the EFCC formally wrote to the Defence Headquarters to release the identified officers and men to the Commission for questioning.

An officer with the rank of a colonel from Delta State, said to have served as a PA to the embattled ex-NSA, had already been arrested and detained by the EFCC for over three weeks over the discovery that he took huge sums meant for arms procurement.

He is said to have been saddled with procurement under the former NSA and had used his position to acquire stupendous wealth, including the acquisition of imposing buildings in choice areas of the FCT.

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