Nigeria will shake if I reveal what happened under Jonathan’s administration – Ex-ADC

Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, former aide-de-camp to former
president Goodluck Jonathan, has warned that another
Dasukigate may be imminent if he is forced to reveal what
transpired in that administration.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
arrested Adegbe on Wednesday in Lagos where he went
through rigorous interrogation before he was flown to
Abuja yesterday.
It was learnt that interrogation proceedings of the former
ADC by the EFCC officials could open up a new can of
worms, which “could surpass what is now known as
In December 2015, Jonathan’s National Security Adviser,
Col.Sambo Dasuki was arrested by the Department of State
Security (DSS) and handed over to the EFCC over his role in
the $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal.
The money, meant to purchase arms for the military
fighting insurgency in the North-East, was said to have
been diverted through the office of the NSA and used for
2015 campaign for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The EFCC is hopeful the former ADC may soon give details
of all he knows with regards to financial transactions and
the dramatic personae involved in the last administration,
an insider told the Sun.
Preliminary findings, including recovered documents, were
said to have suggested a large-scale of questionable
expenditure with funds sourced from and outside the arms
purchase deals.
Another source told the newspaper that, “most of the funds
were reportedly diverted soon after the election was
postponed from the originally scheduled date of February
14, 2015 to March 28, 2015.”
Among the active participants in the alleged loot, was a top
official of an agency set up to discourage militancy in the
South-South, who is currently outside the country.
At the centre of the interrogation of the former ADC, who
has been moved to Abuja, Daily Sun reported, was the
“mind-boggling spending” during the two weeks’ extension
of the general election, “which runs into several trillions of
naira, when converted from foreign currency.”
Sources disclosed further that many top Nigerians,
“including some very close persons” to the former
president, may likely be called to explain and defend their
roles in the handling of the funds, a chunk of which was
sourced from the agency.
The ADC who was arrested in Lagos a few days ago, was
alleged to be attending a senior officers course when he
was picked up for interrogation.
Before him, many serving and retired military officers had
been quized in connection with the arms purchase deal
during the Jonathan administration.
Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh
(retd) and the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal
Amosu (retd) and other top politicians have been under
EFCC investigation.

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