Dasuki, Dokpesi, Others Charged With Money Laundering

The Federal Government, yesterday, slammed 43-count charge on former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd); former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda; former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and his son, Sagir.

Atawodi, Bafarawa, Dasuki and Dokpesi

Others charged with them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on behalf of the Federal Government are: High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications Plc and Daar Investment and Holdings Limited; former Finance Director in the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu and Aminu Baba Kusa.

Other suspects charged by the anti-graft agency are private companies said to have received huge sums from the ONSA without any clear and specified reasons.

They are: Acacia Holdings Limited, Reliance Referral Hospital Limited and Dalhatu Investments Limited.

A breakdown of the charges, which Media houses obtained last night, showed that the former NSA, Dasuki, Shauibu Salisu, Aminu Baba Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited were slammed with a total of 19 charges bordering on money laundering, diversion of public funds and breach of public trust among others.

Similarly, Bashir Yuguda, Sambo Dasuki, Shuaibu Salisu, Dalhatu Investment Ltd, Sagir Attahiru and Attahiru Bafarawa were charged with 22 counts.

High Chief Dokpesi and his company, Daar Investment and Holdings Limited were slammed with two counts each.

The cases have been filed with the Federal High Court but not yet assigned to any judge, according to findings by our correspondent.

Vanguard had reported exclusively on Monday that the EFCC was set to press charges against the suspects this week but did not specify the date.

The agency had used most part of last Sunday grilling the suspects and confronting them with details of the illicit transactions that made the Federal Government to lose huge sums of money.

Dasuki has already challenged the Federal Government for trying to investigate and bring him to book for the alleged offence and breach of his fundamental rights.

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