Sambo Dasuki
Sambo Dasuki

As security operatives continue to hound those perceived to have benefited from the controversial $2.1 billion arms deal, the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Professor Wale Oladipo, yesterday, denied news making the round that he admitted receiving money from the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, rtd.
So far two members of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, have been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, while the party’s Spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh, is undergoing trial over allegations of involvement in Dasukigate.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, Oladipo declared that contrary to speculations, “before and after the election, I have no financial dealings with the office of the NSA or any other government official.”
He explained that the few monetary transactions he handled were within the ambit of his official duties as the national secretary of the party and that “at no point did he collect money from Dasuki or any other government official.
“The report is politically motivated. I affirm that all my actions and communications were motivated by the highest ideals of patriotism, transparency and commitment to national reformation, he declared.”
Members of opposition political parties in the country had earlier raised alarm that the federal government has been hounding their members and detaining them on trumped up charges and frivolous allegations.
So far, no individual has been convicted of corruption charges since last year when President Muhammadu Buhari commenced his anti-graft war.

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