The counsel to the embattled Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Ahmed Raji (SAN), says former President Goodluck Jonathan has given his consent to appear in court during the resumed trial of former National Security Adviser NSA, Sambo Dasuki, over the alleged misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms deal fund. Speaking to Vanguard, Raji said;
“Dr. Goodluck Jonathan will testify in court. He is one of those who will testify and that the 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.”
Jonathan last month in the UK, told Oxford University students that he doesn’t believe Dasuki could have stolen $2.1 billion, adding that his administration used the money to buy weapons and ammunition for the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram.