|Col. Sambo Dasuki|
More trouble is on the way for Nigeria's embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki. According to a report from The Nation, Dasuki's office has been fingered into how $40 million, procured for negotiation with Boko Haram with an aim to release the kidnapped Chibok girls, disappeared.
”The government is probing how about $40million was allegedly spent by the administration of ex-President Jonathan to ‘negotiate’ with Boko Haram. The cash was allegedly withdrawn from the ONSA account by a former presidential aide," someone close to the investigation reportedly said. “The said aide alleged that the cash was routed through the Presidents of a neighbouring country, but preliminary tracking showed that the money might have been diverted.
“Many people have been linked with the negotiation, but the government, through relevant anti-graft agencies, is trying to ascertain the whereabouts of the funds. We have started inviting those connected with the deal for interaction. “Even the ex-President in January 2016 said in an interview with a news website, Quartz, in Geneva, Switzerland that his administration did not set up any negotiation team.
”So, there could not have been any sum spent on negotiation with Boko Haram, if there was no deal with the sect. You can see that the ongoing investigation of $15billion arms deal in the ONSA has many dimensions. “The main objective of the government is to recover the $40million.”