Dasukigate: I have no money to refund – Abati tells EFCC

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Former Spokesman to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati has informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he has no money to refund to the government.


Abati who was recently arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly receiving the sum of N50m from former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd) was quoted by newsmen as telling interrogators that he had no immediate means of sourcing the amount for which he is being held in custody for.

The ace journalist also informed the commission that he could not provide documentary evidence how he spent N50 million he collected, adding that he disbursed the sum as cash and material gifts to journalists during the 2015 campaign.

The source said, “We thought he would be able to pay N5 million yesterday, but it turned out that he doesn’t have any money.”

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EFCC had earlier granted Abati bail after asking him to drop his International Passport and produce a surety of not below level 16 in the Civil Service as part of the conditions for his release.

3 thoughts on “Dasukigate: I have no money to refund – Abati tells EFCC

  1. This is shame to Abati. Who are we to believe again. When he was outside the government, he was blaming them that they are corrupt and bad people. When he joined them, he did the same. Na wa ooo. He has spent a sum of fifty million naira from Nigeria common wealth and he can't even have 1 million to return back. God help us build this nation...

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