Friday, December 4, 2015

Arms Deal Saga: EFCC Arrests Saliu Atawodi for Alleged Diversion of N600 Million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues to investigate the alleged $2 billion arms deal fraud saga. 
On Thursday, the commission arrested more suspects in the case including former Chairman of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Marine Safety, Saliu Atawodi, who is being accused of alleged diversion of N600 million meant for acquisition of military boats for the use of the Nigerian armed forces, Vanguard reports.

Atawodi was said to have awarded the contract for the boats and fully paid for them while none was supplied at the end of the day, thereby making Nigeria lose the funds.
The report further states: “Others who are already being detained in connection with the arms deal include former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa and former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.”

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