Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki who is currently on trial for allegedly stealing $2.2bn arms funds is planning to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan to serve as witness.
Jonathan while speaking at the Oxford Academy had said Dasuki could not have stole $2.2bn as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army,” he said.
Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) said the ex-NSA wants Jonathan to appear as a witness in court.
Raji said: “It will be desirable for Jonathan to testify for the ex-NSA. It will throw greater light into grey areas. And it will serve the interest of Justice.
“It will be fantastic for him to go to court to testify. Dasuki is an agent of a disclosed and known principal.”
He added, “But, frankly speaking, I pray for a political solution to the problem because of the characters involved.
“Both the accused and the government should embrace a political solution to the problem.”
A source also confirmed that Dasuki is hoping Jonathan will agree to appear before the court.
“All is set for the defence of Dasuki, who is still insisting on an open trial to let Nigerians know the beneficiaries of the arms cash.
“One of those who may testify is ex-President Goodluck Jonathan whose remarks in London appeared to be the first phase of the war chest of the ex-NSA.
“You know the ex-NSA said he acted on Jonathan’s instructions in disbursing some of the cash. And from the look of things, the ex-President is now ready to accept responsibility for whatever Dasuki did.
“We believe it has reached a level that Nigerians must know what really happened, how funds were disbursed and who got what.
“This is why a secret trial is not a viable option, with the way things are going,” the source said.
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