Former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Matters, Waripamowei Dudafa, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Dudafa, who went underground when he was implicated in investigations into the financial misappropriations in the office of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, was arrested on Monday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos when he attempted to flee the country.
He was said to have collected N10bn from the office of the former NSA, which he converted to about $47m and shared to delegates during the 2014 presidential primaries of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Investigators at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, believe the fund was part of the alleged $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition for the Nigerian military but which was shared as slush funds to politicians through the Office of the NSA to prosecute last year’s general elections.
It was learnt that after he was interrogated by the DSS, Mr. Dudafa was handed over to the EFCC in Lagos from where he would be transferred to the head office of the agency in Abuja for further questioning and possible prosecution.