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Sanusi Denies Allegations that He Gave Dasuki N40 billion Cash Donations

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Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano, has denied reports that he gave former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, N40 billion in cash donations while he was governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Speaking to Cable, Sanusi said:

“This is completely untrue. In the first place, I understand the laws of money laundering. And it is a criminal offence. The central bank is the chief regulator charged with ensuring we put an end to money laundering. “This is partly why we started our cashless Nigeria project and why I started the BVN project. I would never authorise that amount of cash to be moved to the office of the NSA or to anyone even if it was in their account.

I do not know where they are getting these strange stories. I was removed from the CBN in February 2014, and to the best of my knowledge, the EFCC is probing disbursements allegedly made made in late 2014 and early 2015 before the general elections, if indeed they happened.

I find it difficult to believe that this could happen in the CBN that I know but we have to wait and see what the investigations come out with. Certainly whoever is linking me to this did not even bother to look at the dates of the alleged transactions. I know nothing about them, period.

We never gave cash to anybody. If we did we disclosed it in published accounts under CSR. Our interventions, be this to educational institutions or security services, took the form of clearly identified projects or specified procurement, done through well laid-down procedures, including competitive bidding, award of contracts, and collection of no-objection certificate from the due process office. We did not give cash to anybody.

The total amount disbursed by the CBN on capital projects in my five years was N55 billion. And this included contracts for CBN branches and our CSR interventions mainly in the universities and secondary schools. How can anyone suggest that we gave N40 billion to ONSA?”

4 Comments

  1. Why?

    December 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Bellanaija, talk true o.
    Why did you refuse to post my comment on the other thread. It was a simple question I asked, why was Linda’s house warming post taken down? Was it because of the news that broke out yesterday about the 240M?
    You folks are meant to be non-partisan (or so I thought)

    bellanaija.com/2015/12/13/linda-ikejis-fun-house-warming-party-juliet-ibrahim-emmanuel-ikubese-denrele-edun-and-more-attend/

  2. mabel

    December 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Time will tell. Dansuki better don’t go down alone, everybody that had anything to do with this gbege you better jejely name. Even if it’s one naira please name. It’s not as if oga at the top will do anything worth applauding. Only to shame them that’s all. Na that one we come do.

    • Damisko

      December 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      I lost all respect for sanusi. He’s not that clean neither is he as intelligent as he portrays himself. Dansuki, is not the only one. Let the truth, what has been hidden come to light.

  3. Sanasuke

    December 17, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    How can you look at that fulani face and think he possibly has the same intention as your typical Biafran??! -{ARAB in Disguise!)

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