A highly-placed security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said on Thursday that some former Heads of State, were listed as having received various sums of money from the Office of the National Security Adviser under Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
The revelation, he said, was contained in the final report of the Presidential panel which probed military contracts from 2007 to 2015. The report has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Punch newspaper quoted the source as saying:
“The list of beneficiaries from the ONSA under Col. Sambo Dasuki is very long.
“The list comprises very prominent Nigerians, including former Heads of State, many traditional rulers from the North and the South.
“Several religious leaders from the two dominant religions in the country also got funds from the ONSA.
“A former President of the country, who was sick, was flown out of the country to Germany for medical treatment. In fact, the former ONSA paid for the three trips the former leader made to Germany.”
It was learnt that the prosecution team was opposed to an open trial of Dasuki as this could result in disturbing revelations on how the $2.1bn under probe was disbursed.