Contrary to reports that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), named former Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Odili, PDP Chieftain, Olabode George and others of having benefitted from the arms largess, he has denied ever implicating any of them or persons in the controversial $2billion arms purchase deal.
Mr. Ahmed Raji SAN, counsel to the former NSA, said his client at no time made any statement implicating anybody, describing the information as the handiwork of mischief makers.
Raji said: “I was with Dasuki yesterday (Wednesday) and wish to make categorical statement that my client never made any statement of such nature or naming anybody or group in any statement.
“Quote me anywhere, Dasuki has not done anything like that. It is absolutely untrue. It is the figment of the imagination of the authors aimed at creating falsehood for reasons best known to them and Nigerians should disregard them.
“They are just out to scandalise the man, bring his image and character into disrepute so that his friends and well-wishers can run away from him. They want him deserted and that will fail.”
In another development, the federal government has appointed a private legal practitioner, Mr. Oladipupo Okpeseyitan SAN, to prosecute Dasuki.
Okpeseyitan after announcing his appearance told the trial judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola that he had filed a motion for stay of execution of the ruling of the court which granted Dasuki permission to seek medical treatment.
He applied to the court to put the ruling on hold pending the outcome of the appeal in the matter.
Raji in his reply told the court that he had just been served with the motion in court, adding that he needed time to respond to the motion.
The case has been fixed for December 8, 2015 for hearing.