A former Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has expressed concern over the amount of money allegedly diverted by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
The former NSA is currently undergoing trial for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for procurement of arms and other military hardware to fight Boko Haram insurgency.
Dasuki’s travail has however, being interpreted in some quarters as a personal vendetta by President Muhammadu Buhari following the history between both of them.
Reacting to allegations that the president was singling out Dasuki for persecution, Tsav said “the gravity of the crime allegedly committed by Dasuki can only be imagined than described. He said the money which was meant for the fight against insurgency to finance the campaign of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“As a result of this alleged act, many innocent Nigerians lost their lives, many children not only missed going to schools, but were orphaned”.
He insisted that Buhari was doing the right thing in his fight against corruption and by going after the former NSA even as he remarked that “all over the world, corruption fights fiercely all those who fight it”.
The former Police chief also expressed worry over the alarm raised by Rev. Fr. Njike Mbaka over the threat to the life of the President, warning that the Catholic priest’s warning should not be misplaced given the fact that there could be many corrupt politicians around Buhari, who will not hesitate to frustrate him.
Mr. Tsav, therefore, called on all Nigerians to unite in prayers for Buhari’s safety and for him to successfully save the country from the grip of corruption.