#DasukiGate: N1.5 Billion Allegedly Traced To Finance Minister’s Son
A bureau de change operator has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that N1.5 billion was paid into his account for the son of a former Minister of Finance.
Salisu Umaru said he did not know what the minister’s son used the cash for. The former minister and his son were not named “so as not to jeopardise the investigation”. The cash is believed to be part of the $2.1 billion “phoney” arms deals funds.
Also at the weekend, it was learnt that the army has replaced one of its officers under probe for the phoney arms deals, Col. Nicholas Ashinze, with Col. M.A. Abdullahi as the nation’s military attaché to Germany.
Col. Ashinze is to refund N7.3million, which was paid to him as estacode and air fares.