The Federal Government has accused former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki of making N1.2billion transactions in one day without explaining what the deals were about.
Speaking after a Ramadan lecture in Kwara state, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed told reporters Dasuki and El -Zakzakay would remain in custody for security reasons. He said
‘‘At every point in time, a government will make a hard decision between your personal liberty and national security. Now in the wake of 9/11, the United States (U.S.) came with regulation that breached the personal rights of Americans and all of us because of national security.
‘‘In the case of El- Zakzaky and Dasuki, we are also talking about national security.”
The minister said Dasuki was yet to account for ‘‘$1.2 billion dollars transactions he made in one day,”
‘‘This is an individual who made $1.2 billion transactions in one day and up till today, he has refused to tell government where the money went to and who he has given the money and people are saying we should release him,” the minister said.