Home / News From Nigeria / Breaking News / Sambo Dasuki Pleads “Not Guilty” To Money Laundering Charge
Sambo Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki Pleads “Not Guilty” To Money Laundering Charge

Nigeria’s former national security adviser pleaded not guilty to money laundering Monday in connection with $423,000 in US dollars and Nigerian naira seized at his homes.

Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki also denied charges of illegal possession of an arms cache including assault rifles and a submachine gun found when security agents raided his homes in Abuja, the capital, and the northern city of Sokoto in July. The raids came as Dasuki was trying to resign and Nigeria’s new president demanded an accounting before he could go.

Dasuki, 60, was a key adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan and had taken control of weapons procurement from the Ministry of Defense.

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into military purchases since 2007 in his campaign to curb corruption and ensure the armed forces are properly equipped to fight Boko Haram’s six-year-old Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people.

A national newspaper on Monday ran a column accusing Buhari of a “sheer witch hunt” and saying Dasuki is “a victim of political persecution.”

One of Buhari’s spokesmen, Garba Shehu, has accused Dasuki of plotting a coup against Buhari during March elections. Shehu called it Dasuki’s second coup against Buhari, referring to the colonel’s alleged arrest of Buhari during the 1985 palace coup that ended Buhari’s brief tenure as a military dictator.

Send Money To Nigeria Free

About Lolade

Viral Video

Support Ooduarere

Scan QR code below to Donate Bitcoin to Ooduarere
Bitcoin address:

Check Also


Dasuki drags FG to court, demands N15 billion compensation

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) dragged the FG to an Abuja High Court challenging his incarceration in the custody of the DSS since last December. He is praying the court to order his immediate release from detention either conditionally or unconditionally. Dasuki, who claimed that his fundamental right to freedom of liberty and dignity to life had been grossly violated, prayed for an order of the court to compel the FG to pay him N15bn as general damages. He also wants ...