Colonel Dasuki’s trial has taken another twist as the former NSA has decided to open a warchest of defense during his trial.
Dasuki is insisting he be tried in Public so Nigerians know how the said $2.1 billion dollars was disbursed and who got what.
Recall that Dasuki had stated that “My office requested the CBN to exchange N10 billion from the account of NSA domiciled in CBN.
“The money was exchanged at $47m and some Euros. The exact amount was delivered at my residence.
“The money was for delegates that attended the nomination convention for the PDP Presidential nomination.
“The money was paid and sent to Hon. Dudafa and for distribution on the instruction of the President.”
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan faulted the charges slammed on Dasuki, claiming that the ex-NSA could not have stolen $2.2billion.
“We bought warships, we bought aircraft, and we bought lots of weapons for the army. It’s not possible that he stole $2.1 billion.”
Speaking with our correspondent, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), the ex-NSA’s counsel, said Dr. Goodluck Jonathan will testify in court.
Raji said: “One of those who will testify is ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
“That statement he made in London appears to be the first phase of the war chest of the ex-NSA.
“You know the ex-NSA said he acted on Jonathan’s instructions in disbursing some of the cash.
“And from the look of things, the ex-President is now ready to accept responsibility for whatever Dasuki did.
“So far, we have secured the consent of Jonathan to appear in court for Dasuki. This will make the trial worth it.
“Dasuki has a list of highly-placed beneficiaries from the arms cash.
“A particular traditional ruler got about N500million as a gift from the government through the Office of NSA.
“There are many hidden beneficiaries whom Nigerians must know. Nigerians will be shocked by some revelations.
“Nothing short of open trial will let Nigerians know the truth. We are ready for this,” Raji said.