The All Progressives Congress and the Presidency have called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to allow the court to decide the fate of his former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). Jonathan had said when he delivered a lecture at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom that it was inconceivable to say that Dasuki stole $2.2bn.
“They said the National Security Adviser (Sambo Dasuki) stole $2.2bn. I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2bn,” the former President said.
‘‘We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the Army and so on and so forth and you are still saying $2.2bn (was stolen). So, where did we get the money to buy all those things?”
However, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Timi Frank, urged Jonathan to assist Dasuki to make his case in court. Frank said it would be more appropriate for the ex-President to assist in the investigation and prosecution of the case than to say his former NSA didn’t steal the $2.1bn. He said:
“First, I wonder why it took former President Jonathan such a long time to speak out. Why now? If Colonel Dasuki (retd) is as clean as he wants us to believe, it would be nice if he can assist his former NSA to prove his case in court. The courts deal with evidence; let them prove their case.”
“The matter is subjudice. Let the courts decide,” the presidential spokesman said.