A new money laundering charges has been levied against the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki, who has been re-arraigned following the recent charges.
[dropcap type=”2″]F[/dropcap]ederal High Court sitting in Abuja has earlier charged Dasuki over illegal possession of firearms and the seizure of about $423,000 in his home according to court evidence.
[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring searches on Dasuki’s residences in Abuja and Sokoto last July 16 and 17, the government alleged that $20,000; $40,000 and $150,000 (estimated at N42m, at N200 to $1 exchange rate) as well as N5m and N37.6m has been recovered.
The retention and concealment of funds, which are allegedly “part of proceeds of an unlawful act”, are said to contravene Section 15(2) (a), (d) and (3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).
According to Reports $40,000, N5m and $20,000 and some alleged illegally possessed firearms were recovered from Dasuki’s house at 13, John Khadiya Street, Asokoro, Abuja, on July 17.
Dasuki pleaded not guilty when the amended five-count charge was read to him yesterday, following which Justice Ademola Adeniy granted him bail in self recognition.
The sitting was adjourned till today (Tuesday) and would be ruled by justice Ademola.