#DasukiGate : Prosecution Witness Reveals New Facts About Arms Fraud

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Ibrahim Mahir, a prosecution witness has revealed to an Abuja court how Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA) to Goodluck Jonathan, authorized the transfer of $ 40 million to One Plus Holdings, a company owned by Azibaola Roberts, cousin to Jonathan.

Mahir told the court sitting where Jonathan’s cousin was arraigned for money laundering that Dasuki instructed him to prepare a payment mandate of $40 million dollars in favour of the company.

“On August 20, 2014, the NSA endorsed a memo to me which originated from the director of finance and administration in the office of the NSA giving bank details of a company called One Plus.

“The memo also gave details of the purpose for which the company was to be paid the sum of 40 million dollars.

“The NSA instructed me to prepare payment and my understanding of that was that I should prepare the payment mandate for One Plus for his signature.

“After I got the memo, I prepared the payment mandate, sent it to him, he signed and sent it back to me.

“The subsequent necessary action was for me to countersign, which I did and I sent it to the CBN for payment,” Mahir said

Roberts and his wife are being tried for money laundering and the sum is meant to be part of allocation for the purchase of arms to execute the fight against terrorism in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.
 

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