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Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shuaibu Salisu, has alleged that he delivered $47 million which was withdrawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 11 suitcases to former NSA Sambo Dasuki.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