The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has explained why it is using the Halal Fountain Hotel (Annex), located at No 29A, Rabah road, Kaduna, said to have been seized from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.
The hotel has been under investigation in connection with the $2.1 billion arms scandal involving Dasuki.
However, it is said to have become a temporary home for some EFCC cadets and officials.
Daily Trust reports that Sanusi Abdullahi, EFCC zonal head in Kaduna, confirmed that the facility is presently being used by officials of the anti-graft agency.
Abdullahi noted that staff of the agency on transfer to Kaduna use the facility as a transit camp.
The newspaper quoted the Kaduna zonal head of the EFCC as saying that he also benefited from the use of the facility when he was newly transferred to the state.
The newspaper said a group known as Badarawa Concerned Youths had claimed that:
“The facilities in the premises, including television sets in the rooms have disappeared into thin air.”
But Abdullahi said the claim is not true that the said items, including television sets are missing from the hotel.
He added that the EFCC has done a lot of maintenance work to ensure that the hotel does not fall apart.
The zonal head said the commission had taken inventory of all items in the hotel with pictures to show the state of the facility when it was temporarily forfeited to it.