- Former president Goodluck Jonathan's cousin was paid $40million by Dasuki
- Dasuki asked a former permanent secretary at the office of the NSA to pay Robert Azibaola
- Robert Azibaola reportedly owns a company called OnePlus Holdings Limited
- OnePlus Holdings Limited is reportedly a security company which helped in pipeline security
Dasukigate has taken a new turn as a cousin to former president Goodluck Jonathan reportedly received $40million from the arms funds from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Robert Azibaola and his wife, Stella are standing trial at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
At the trial on Monday, July 4, star witness Ibrahim Mahe, told the court that only Mr. Dasuki could explain why the defendants were awarded $40million pipeline security contract.
Mahe, who recently retired as permanent secretary, special services operations, at the office of the NSA, said OnePlus Holdings Limited was paid $40m from $600m special security fund sourced from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Azibaola and his wife are standing trial on a seven-count criminal charge which was brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Premium Times reports.
Accordint to the EFCC, the duo conspired “to commit an illegal act to wit: money laundering of the sum of $40million transferred to the domiciliary account of One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited with Zenith Bank, Account No. 5070365750 from the account of ONSA with the Central Bank of Nigeria upon a mandate Ref. No. 128/S.5LX/139 purporting to be for the supply of Tactical Communication Kits for Special Services and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Money Laundering( Prohibition) Act 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act”.
Mahe also revealed that other companies got funds but could not however tell the court names of the other firms.
The witness also spilled that the ONSA maintained naira, dollar and euro security accounts.
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