Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has claimed that the N125 million it received from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, during the last administration was part payment for electricity consumed by the presidency.
The company was alleged to have benefitted from the scam involving the use of security votes by a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
However, a statement signed by the Public Relations Manager, AEDC, Ahmed Shekarau, explained that the company did not receive money from the NSA as part
of security vote.
According to him, “AEDC wishes to use this medium to clarify that the said sum was paid by the NSA as part payment for
electricity consumed by the presidency.”
Dasuki is standing trial for the misappropriation of security votes during the last administration. He has remained in detention pending the hearing of his bail application.
He was arraigned on 19-count charges of conspiracy and criminal breach of trust in respect of funds for arms/equipment purchase in the account of the NSA which was allegedly diverted to other purposes valued at over N13.570 billion.
Those arraigned with him are: a former Director of
Finance in his office, Shu’aibu Salisu, a former Group General Manager of NNPC, Aminu Baba-Kusa, Acacia Holdings Ltd and Reliance Hospital Ltd.

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