Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), was on Monday docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the FCT High Court, Abuja.
Dasuki was arraigned alongside a former Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba Kusa and Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the NSA, Salisu Shuaibu.
The accused persons are being tried for allegedly diverted over N13.6billion from the national treasury illegally.
They pleaded not guilty to the entire charge, even as Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf adjourned till Tuesday to hear their separate applications for bail.
The funds were allegedly distributed to delegates to the Presidential Primary Election the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP held in Abuja, a process that saw the emergence of ex-President Jonathan as the sole candidate for the party.
The EFCC, among other things, alleged that the sum of N13.570 billion, being money for an “agreement”, between Dasuki and the ex-Director of Finance in the office of the NSA, Salisu, was looted from the national treasury.
They were said to have transferred a total sum of N1.45b to Acacia Holdings Limited’s account for special prayers; N2.1b given to DAAR Investment and Holding Company Limited for publicity; N170m for a four-bedroom duplex; N380m to support re-election of members of the House of Representatives; and N750m paid into Reliance Referral Hospital Limited’s account for special prayers.