EFCC Arrests APC Chieftain Over N100million Received From Dasuki

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday night arrested a former military governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Jafaru Isa.

Isa becomes the first chieftain of the APC arrested by the EFCC since the beginning of a sweeping probe into the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase by officials of the immediate-past administration.

The APC chieftain who served in the presidential transition committee ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration in May, is also believed to be a friend of the embattled former national security adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

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Isa was arrested at his Abuja residence located at Ajayi Crowther Street, Asokoro, having failed to honour an earlier invitation from the anti-graft agency.

Operatives of the EFCC were said to have invaded Isa’s residence around 9pm, and then whisked him away a few minutes later.

The retired brigadier general was invited last week to appear before the EFCC on Wednesday (yesterday) to clear the air on “some questionable receipts” of over N100 million from former NSA, Dasuki.

Isa in reaction to the invitation wrote a letter to the EFCC through his lawyer, seeking a postponement of his appearance date on the grounds of the death of a relative.

Dissatisfied with the failure of the APC chieftain to honour its invitation, the EFCC moved in to arrest him, to avoid needless waste of time, as an official of the commission was said to have put it.

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