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Buhari ‘s associate held over Dasuki’s alleged $5m gift

Buhari ‘s associate held over Dasuki’s alleged $5m gift

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a member of Buhari’s transition Committee and former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Brig.-Gen. Jafaru Isah (retd.), in connection with the ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement scam.

Isah, a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, was the governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in Kano State in 2011.

CPC was founded by Buhari to actualise his bid for the Presidency in the 2011 general elections.

Isah is the first chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress to be arrested by the EFCC since the Buhari administration started investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement funds under the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

He was a member of the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee, constituted by Buhari to coordinate the handing over notes by the immediate past administration before the President was inaugurated on May 29, 2015.

The retired general is also believed to be close to a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).

Confirming the arrest of Isah, the EFCC spokesman said, “It is true that the man is with us. That is the much I can tell you.” The EFCC spokesman did not give details of the arrest.

It was, however, gathered that Isah was picked up by operatives of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday night and detained overnight to respond to issues linking him to the $2.1bn arms purchase fund.

It was learnt that the former MILAD’s arrest might not be unconnected with a “$5m gift” he allegedly received from the former NSA.

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