$2.1 Billion Arms Deal: Mimiko Collected N500 Million, Has A Case To Answer, Says Ondo APC



Mr. Adesanya accused Mr. Mimiko of
receiving N500 million out of the $2.1 billion
arms deal from the office of the erstwhile
National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in
Ondo State on Sunday said the embattled Governor
Olusegun Mimiko has a case to answer over the
$2.1 billion arms deal meant to fight the Boko
Haram insurgency ravaging the North-East part of the
country.

Omo'ba Abayomi Adesanya, the State publicity secretary of
the party, said this in a statement issued and obtained by
SaharaReporters in Akure, the State capital.
Mr. Adesanya accused Mr. Mimiko of receiving N500
million out of the $2.1 billion arms deal from the office of
the erstwhile National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
He said the governor received the money when he served as
the Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential
campaign in the Southwest during the last general election.
"We consider it as evil and callous for anyone to have
received and diverted funds meant for the procurement of
arms to fund the presidential campaign of the Peoples
Democratic Party in 2015. As the chairman of Goodluck
Jonathan Presidential Campaign in the Southwest, we do
hold that despite the immunity that Mr. Governor enjoys, Dr.
Olusegun Mimiko has a case to answer on this issue," Mr.
Adesanya said.
The APC spokesperson further accused Mr. Mimiko of
using a factional chairman of the PDP, Clement Faboyede,
in the State as an agent for laundering the funds.
He alleged that the embattled PDP chairman is now on the
run for the fear of being arrested by the anti-graft agency of
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
"A factional chairman of the PDP in Ondo State, Clement
Faboyede, who the governor reportedly used as a courier to
collect the funds from the office of the National Security
Adviser, has since absconded and deserted the State for the
fear of being arrested by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission," Mr. Adesanya disclosed.
The party's spokesperson also said that the leaders of the
PDP benefited and profited richly from the funds intended
to be used in the fight against the insurgents that have
displaced over 2.3 million Nigerians.

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