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1.11.17

Dasuki speaks on money given to Metuh

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Dasuki speaks on money given to Metuh
A former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, rtd, on Wednesday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he could no longer remember the details of the N400million he gave to a former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, in 2014.
This is the first time the ex-NSA would be physically questioned about his alleged diversion of funds meant for arms procurement into presidential campaigns of the then ruling PDP in 2015.
Dasuki entered the witness box as Metuh’s eighth defence witness after Justice Okon Abang earlier dismissed his application seeking an adjournment.
Dasuki has been in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, since December 2015.
Led in evidence by Metuh’s lawyer , Mr. Emeka Etiaba, SAN, Dasuki said it would be hard for him to remember the details of the payment of N400m, which was part of the subjects of the charges instituted against Metuh.
He said his incarceration for about two years had deprived him of access to documents that could help him to give any meaningful evidence.
Asked to give the details about the payment, Dasuki said, “That will be very difficult for me to give any details of the money paid to Chief Olisa Metuh and the second defendant (Destra Investment Limited) without reference to my records.
“Three years is a long time.
“I have stated earlier that I have been in custody for two years.
“As soon as authorities decide to obey the subsisting court orders.
“I have four bail court orders and an ECOWAS Court ruling. When they release me, I can go through the records.
”That is when I will be able to give a timeline.
“As long as I am in detention, the answer is I don ’t know.”

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