armsThere are strong indications that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, and the sister Department of State Security, DSS will soon go after former Army Chief, Kenneth Minimah, his defence counterpart Alex Badeh as well as the immediate past Navy and Airforce Chiefs, Usman Jibrin and Adesola Amosun over alleged under hand dealings in the $15million arms row between Nigeria and South Africa.
The four ex- service chiefs were recently dropped by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A highly placed security source told the Nigerian Pilot Sunday at the weekend that both the operatives of the DSS and anti graft agency will soon commence interrogation of the service chiefs over their alleged role in the arms deals that led to the seizure of Nigeria’s $15m Dollars by the South African government.
They will also be grilled over the funding of the current war against insurgency in the North East as well as military budgets of their various commands.
According to the source, embattled former NSA, Sambo Dasuki whose apartment was recently invaded by the operatives and quizzed will be  summoned to appear again before the operatives for further interrogation and possible arraignment if anything untoward is established against him.
The DSS had invaded the Abuja home of the immediate past National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and placed him under house arrested for almost 24 hours.
This paper gathered that the probe of Dasuki is in connection with the ongoing investigation of the former Service Chiefs by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It further learnt that movement of the ex-Service Chiefs has been restricted to the country, pending the conclusion of preliminary investigations into how military budgets and funding of insurgency war were run in the last five years.
The security source further added that the DSS and the Economic and Financial crimes commission, EFCC are working together on the alleged arms deals.
He said that the DSS will handle the security aspect of the investigation while the EFCC will limit itself to the financial aspect of the scam.
“The Buhari administration is already looking into how the counter-insurgency initiative was funded and may prosecute the former NSA who allegedly personally handled the  Minimah
disbursement of the Billion Dollar funding alongside any of the service chiefs and civilian accomplices if they are found wanting’’ the top operative confided in this paper..
Following Dasuki’s arrest he is expected to assist substantially in the ongoing probe and investigation, this paper also learnt.
Speaking further the source said; “You know Dasuki had planned to resign immediately there was a change of government but President Muhammadu Buhari refused to accept his resignation because he wanted to clear the Augean Stable in the defense sector.
“Buhari’s position is that all the former Service Chiefs must account for every budget for operations in the last five years’;
He has been disturbed about reports of alleged corrupt practices by some Service Chiefs.”
The security source added: “They are all under close watch and their movement will be restricted to the country. In any case, by military rules, they are already on the Reserve List. Technically, they are still in service and can be recalled to answer questions on their tenure.”
Meanwhile, a pro-Democracy Non-governmental organisation -HUman Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA had issued a statement signed by its National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Nwobiko condemned the reported invasion and gestapo operations at the homes of the immediate past National Security Adviser.
HURIWA called on President Muhammadu Buhari to follow due process and constitutional format in seeking to redress any alleged abuse of authority by any top government officials of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.


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