Sambo Dasuki, a national security adviser; Bashir Yuguda, former minister of state for finance, and Sagir Bafarawa, son of another accused person, former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Bafarawa might spend the holiday period in prison due to their inability, as at last night (Wednesday), to fulfill the conditions of their bail granted by a court hearing a case of fraud against them. The three are among others arrested and currently being prosecuted for giving and receiving monies meant for the purchase of arms. Other accused persons said to have perfected their court-awarded bail conditions for similar offences are a former director of finance in the office of the national security adviser, Salisu Shuaibu, Attahiru and ex-NNPC Executive Director Aminu Babakusa. The funds, which were withdrawn from Nigeria’s Central Bank under a directive by former President Goodluck Jonathan was believed to have siphoned and shared by Peoples Democratic Party stalwarts and other close associates of the ex-president. TheNation in a report similar report said the prosecutor, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has directed that bank accounts of beneficiaries of the slush funds be frozen pending the conclusion of investigations. Those affected were alleged to have taken part in the sharing of N31billion released by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) under suspicious circumstances. They include some House of Representatives members, some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chiefs and some companies. The EFCC says the Post No Bill order placed on the affected accounts was in line with the laws setting it up.
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