A civil society organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG), has dragged the former Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over two foreign bank accounts allegedly linked to the spy master sacked last week by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
The CSO in a statement signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Toyin Raheem, and made available to the media yesterday expressed support for Daura’s sack, saying such would pave the way for the unraveling of a lot of graft allegations that have been swirling around the security chief for sometime.
According to the group, “We have been calling on EFCC for some weeks now to unravel the mystery face behind a pseudo name used to operate two foreign accounts into which some part of over £3million allegedly paid by the federal government to secure the release of some of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok and Dapchi towns in Borno and Yobe States respectively has been traced to.
“We are glad to tell Nigerians that our formal petition with documentary evidence is now ready and will be submitted to the EFCC on Tuesday in Abuja so that the anti-graft agency can have a lead to work on in unraveling the link between Daura and the name Auwalu Kallamu.”
CACOBAG said information available to the group show that foreign investigators have been probing alleged diversion of millions of Euros by a Nigerian security chief using the pseudo name as part of payments to secure the release of some of the abducted girls.
The foreign intelligence, it was learnt, raised the red flag on how suspected proceeds from over £3million ransom funds were stashed at Lamda Privat Bank in the Swiss-German principality, Liechtenstein, through some accomplices.
The Nigerian suspect with Niger Republic dual nationality, was said to have worked with others including a Swiss with Brazilian dual nationality, another Nigerian/British citizen, a Briton and an Israeli with German dual nationality.