$2.2bn Arms Deal: Dasuki To Call Jonathan As Witness
Fresh indications have emerged that the ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, who is standing trial for alleged mismanagement of $2.2 billion arms funds, would like former President Goodluck Jonathan to be his witness.
According to reports, Dasuki wants to jump on the revelation the former president made in an interview, when he claimed the ex-NSA couldn’t have stolen the cash meant for arms purchase to combat the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
“We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army,” Jonathan said in a recent interview at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), counsel to Dasuki, said the former NSA wanted Jonathan to testify in court.
“It will be desirable for Jonathan to testify for the ex-NSA. It will throw greater light into grey areas. And it will serve the interest of Justice.
“It will be fantastic for him to go to court to testify. Dasuki is an agent of a disclosed and known principal,” Raji added.
The lawyer who in his opinion maintained that a political solution will be better than trial because of the “characters involved” advised both the government and Dasuki to opt for a political solution to settle the matter once and for all.
Asked if Dasuki is ready for political solution, he replied: “Why not? He is.
”I believe the President is very sincere. He wants to reorganize Nigeria and he deserves the support of all.
“With a political solution, Mr. President will be in good stead to overcome unnecessary distractions in order to succeed.
“I pray that everybody will key into his vision and the economic challenges facing the nation,” he stated.
Another member of the legal team added “With what Jonathan said in London, the only logical thing for him to do is to see it through.
“We want Jonathan to follow-through. If he backs out, it will be bad.”
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