IMMEDIATE past presidential spokesman to former president Goodluck Jonathan Dr. Reuben Abati, ‎was yesterday arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged fraud involving embattled former National security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki rtd. A highly placed source at the commission yesterday confirmed to Nigerian Pilot that the embattled former presidential spokesman was allegedly picked in connection with some funds wired to some accounts traced to Abati from the office of the former NSA. According to the source, embattled Abati will be telling the operatives of the commission how huge amount of money was paid into his account by Dasuki and for what purpose. The source further added that Abati is expected to spend the night at the office of the anti-graft agency, EFCC. The journalist is being questioned for allegedly
receiving some money from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, another EFCC source also confirmed to Nigerian Pilot last night. Embattled Dasuki is currently being tried by the EFCC for his management of arms funds under him , in what is now known as Dasukigate. Dr. Abati’s arrest makes it at least three former aides of former president Jonathan who are currently in EFCC custody. A former minister of state for defence Musiliu Obanikoro is still with the commission since last week Monday when he voluntarily surrendered himself after staying months away from the country; while Femi Fani- Kayode, a former Jonathan campaign spokesperson, was arrested on Friday and is still with the commission. Efforts by Nigerian Pilot to confirm the development from the head of media and publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren proved abortive as two of his mobile lines were switched off.

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