According to punch report; The Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, he has admitted that the agency received $289,...
According to punch report; The Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, he has admitted that the agency received $289,202,382 approved by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
Ayodele Oke, who have opened out to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo panel , said the money was released to NIA in February 2015.
The panel has directed Oke to submit documents to give proof of his claim.
It was gathered that the NIA boss has already gathered the document showing that the transaction was approved by Jonathan through the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
The transaction was known as an intervention fund for national security and special services with the objective of fighting insurgency during the six weeks period between February 14, when the Presidential/National Assembly elections were postponed and March 28, when the polls were held, report said.
The EFCC, said to be working on the theory that the money was meant for the ‘business’ of the 2015 general elections. “The DG of the NIA has met with Vice-President Osinbajo and will submit documents pertaining to the transaction, the source told Punch.
“The DG admitted on record that the transaction was authorised by former President Jonathan and Col. Sambo Dasuki, and as such, was simply following orders from the commander-in-chief. He will submit memos and other documents as evidence.” On why the NIA did not brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the existence of the money, source said, “The DG NIA informed top security people in the government of the existence of the cash.
“Specifically in January 2016, a letter was written by the DG NIA to the NSA, Babagana Monguno, on the existence of the cash. The memo exists and will also be submitted to the panel.
It was learnt that the panel is curious to know why the apartment, where the money was found, was acquired in the NIA DG wife’s name, Mrs. Folasade Oke.
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