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EFCC quizzes former governor, Bafarwa, Raymond Dokpesi over suspected arms deal

ITRealms:
Reportings reaching our newsroom indicates that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tuesday quizzed the former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa and former Chairman, Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi over alleged transfers made from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) under Sambo Dasuki, reports ITRealms.
 
Bafarawa was being interrogated for his alleged role in transferring money from the office of the National Security Adviser, between December 2014 and May 2015.


This is coming just as the former Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, has spent his second day in the custody of EFCC.


A media report on Channels Television monitored by ITRealms, the Head, Media at EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, noted that Chief Dokpesi invitation by EFCC was in connection with money disbursed from the office of the former NSA Dasuki.


According to EFCC spokesman, there was no explanation about what the money was meant for and it was pathetic that the office of the NSA was used as “a warehouse to dish out money to people.”


He described the transfers as very worrisome in that hard-earned money is taken from the coffers of the country to private individual without any major project attached to them.


When contacted by Channels Tv, lawyer to Dokpesi, Mr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said that it is a return to authoritarian regime as only last week Daar Communications Holdings, not Dokpesi, was invited by the EFCC to explain alleged contracts to the company from the office of the former National Security Adviser and that tax payments and other documents should be supplied to EFCC.


“I do not regard this as an arrest. If you are invited by the EFCC that is not the same thing as an arrest. We got this information through a mere phone call. There is no warrant of arrest and as a well-respected obedient nationalist, Chief Dokpesi decided to go and answer the invitation,” Ozekhome said.

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