Former vice president, Namadi Sambo under the radar of the EFCC
Investigation has commenced by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into the office of the former vice president, Namadi Sambo over his involvement in the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal, The Punch reports.
It was reported on Monday, January 11 that EFCC operatives were looking into transactions involving Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser and the office of the vice president.
A company owned by the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, Destra Investment allegedly paid N25m to Abba Dabo, a former special adviser to the Sambo in December, 2014.
It was reported that the reason the Sambo was being investigated was because some of the fund Dasuki disbursed was for the PDP presidential campaign in the north which was coordinated by the office of the former vice president.
An EFCC source said investigation was also being carried out into the office of Gen. Owoye Azazi, a former national security adviser.
“Operatives are intensifying investigation into the activities of the former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, as part of the ongoing probe.
“The commission is also detaining some of the people who worked under the late Azazi. You know that there is no government office that would not come under this probe.
“The reason is that the ONSA was strategic and was called upon to play a role in all cases identified as emergency.
“This thing will touch all the offices in the previous government. It is just a matter of time.
“The former VP coordinated the PDP’s presidential campaign in many parts of the North.”