Arms Deal Scandal: EFCC Makes Fresh Move Against Madueke, Amosu, Dasuki, Others
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the accounts of a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, and others implicated in the Arms Deal Procurement Scandal including ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh; ex-Chiefs of Air Staff, Air Marshals Adesola Amosu and Mohammed Dikko Umar.
Others affected are: ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke; ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; ex-Governor Attahiru Bafarawa; ex-Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda; Governor Ayodele Fayose; ex-Deputy Governor Iyiola Omisore; top former military chiefs; more than 30 companies and others.
According to The Nation, It was gathered that the EFCC has secured the freezing injunction on the foreign accounts of a few others under investigation.
A reliable source in the EFCC, who spoke in confidence, said: “We have blocked or frozen the accounts of most of the suspects implicated in the $15billion arms deals, including a serving governor.
“Some of them have gone to court to challenge the action of the EFCC, but they have lost out because we are empowered by the law to do so.
“If all these suspects are allowed access to their accounts, loot recovery will be difficult because they would have cleared all the funds in their accounts.
“It is a temporary measure because their funds are still intact in banks. Once they are set free by the court, they will have their money back. So, they have nothing to lose at all.
“The blockage of the accounts is not peculiar to our jurisdiction at all. Go and find out the situation in other countries too.”
The Post No Bill (PNB) measure might remain effective until the fate of the suspects have been determined or until there is a plea bargain agreement.