The crackdown which took place over the weekend was in connection to the ongoing investigation into the former NSA’s alleged diversion and misapplication of about $2.1 billion meant for the procurement of arms.
Dasuki is already standing trial for multiple count charges in multiple suits while still in detention following his heavy indictment on the $2.1 billion arms procurement scam.
Besides Dasuki’s, property of others linked to the scandal were reportedly confiscated by the anti-graft agency in Kaduna. Among them is a former Theatre Commander of the Operation ‘Lafia Dole’ in Maiduguri, Major General Yishau Mahmood Abubakar.
The EFCC operatives who went to confiscate the properties reportedly expelled occupants of some of the buildings before applying their red ink inscription: “Keep off. Under EFCC investigation.”
Dasuki’s confiscated property are reported to be a hotel complex on Rabah Road, Malali GRA in the heart of Kaduna metropolis and a mansion under construction on Sani Sami Road, also in Malali GRA.
Maj.-Gen. Abubakar’s residential duplex located at No. 5C, Sultan Close was sealed off during the crackdown and marked in red paint, “Keep off, under EFCC investigation”.
A shopping mall allegedly belonging to Gen. Abubakar’s wife was also confiscated by the anti-graft agency. Although, sources familiar with the issue claimed the property belongs to the General’s brother and not his wife – as alleged.
Another shopping mall on Sultan Road, which is believed to belong to Gen. Abubakar’s friend who is an Ambassador was also confiscated.
By Olisemeka Obeche