There are indications that an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and a former military governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, a retired Brigadier-General, Jafaru Isa, has refunded N100million of the N170 million he allegedly received from embattled ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki to the EFCC.
Isa, who was arrested on Wednesday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, at his Asokoro residence in Abuja, was however released eight hours later.
An EFCC source said the APC chieftain was released after refunding N100million to the anti-graft commission, with a pledge to return the remaining N70million soon.
“We let him go after returning the sum of N100million. We are expecting him to return the rest soon,” the source said.
According to him, some of the suspected recipients of the slush funds who claimed they had no idea the money sent to them was taken from the public till were handed opportunities to return what they got from the former NSA but refused.
“We offered them the chance of returning the money honorably but they keep deploying tactics to avoid prosecution, while also going away with the loot,” he said.
Isa had served on the 19-man Buhari Transition Committee alleged got the money from Dasuki to buy a house, located on Mohammed Mohammed Avenue, Kano for him.