By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA —The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will today arraign the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), before an Abuja High Court on fresh charges bordering on alleged illegal diversion of public funds.
The commission has already secured leave of court to compel Dasuki and eight others, including a former Minister under President Goodluck Jonathan, to enter their plea today before trial Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitting at Maitama.
Others the anti-graft agency dragged before the court over their alleged complicity in a N10 billion fraud, include the former Minister of Finance, Bashir Yuguda and a former Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu.
Equally to be docked before the court today are former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, Sagir Attahiru and a company the EFCC insisted was used to divert huge sums of money from the office of the NSA prior to the 2015 general elections, Dahaltu Investment Limited.
Others are former Executive Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC, Aminu Baba-Kusa, as well as his companies, Acacia Holding Limited and Reliance Referal Hospital Limited.