Dasuki dashed me N50 million naira — Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati was arrested last Monday on allegations that he received N100 million from the former National Security Adviser, rtd Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki has been held for the misappropriation of the $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms for the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram.

Many people have been arrested in connection with the sharing of the money with some offering to refund part or all they got.

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The former special adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan has however met his bail conditions.

Abati’s bail conditions require that he left his international passport with the EFCC.

Abati was also required to produce a surety, who should not be below a deputy director on Level 16 in the civil service of the country.

He was later released by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The former presidential spokesman was the chairman of the editorial board of the Guardian newspaper before his appointment.


During his interrogation at the EFFC office, Abati reportedly said Dasuki ‘dashed’ him N50 million.

Abati claimed the dashed money was for Salah and Christmas holidays. He was supposed to redistribute the largess to Nigerian journalists.