I delivered $47m in 11 suitcases to Dasuki- ex Finance Director says

A former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shuaibu Salisu, has alleged that he delivered $47 million which was withdrawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 11 suitcases to former NSA Sambo Dasuki.

According to the Nation, Shuaibu made the revelation in a Statement of Witness/Accused he wrote under oath in the presence of investigators of the EFCC.

He said he suspected that the cash might have been given to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Shuaibu said as a civil servant, he was innocent of any crime because he only carried out instructions from the ex-National Security Adviser, Mr. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.

"I could remember on the 20/11/2014 ,
I was directed by the NSA, M.S. Dasuki
to go to the CBN and collect the sum of
$47m in cash and the balance in Euro
and the directive was obeyed and the
monies were delivered to the NSA in
about 11 suit cases. I acknowledged the
receipt of the money from the CBN
which was handed over to M.S. Dasuki. I
think the monies were meant for PDP.
After delivery, I left, I did not see or
know when the money was distributed. I
did not benefit even one cent. The
request for the funds was tag(sic) Special
Services signed by the NSA, M.S. Dasuki,
addressed to the Governor of CBN. I did
not know the source of the money into
our CBN Account. The foreign currencies
that I collected from the CBN were
delivered to the NSA in his house, No.
13, John Kadiya Street, Asokoro".
Aletter allegedly signed by Dasuki on November 26th 2014 and addressed to the CBN governor, instructing that the money be released to Shuaibu reads in part
"Further to our discussion, you are
pleased requested to provide the sum
of $47m cash out of the N10 billion and
the balance in Euro to this office for
special services. Mr. S.A Salisu, Director
of Finance and Administration, is hereby
authorised to sign and collect the
amount. Please accept, Your Excellency ,
the assurances of my highest esteem".

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