Former spokesman of ex-President, Goodluck Jonthan, Reuben Abati, has contrary to his purported statement that he is set to refund N5 million to the government, told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he does not have any money to refund to the government, sources within the agency said.
Abati reportedly told interrogators that he had no immediate means of sourcing the amount for which he is being detained.
The EFCC accuses Mr. Abati of receiving N50 million from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The money was part of $2.1 billion allocated for purchase of arms for the fight against Boko Haram, the EFCC says.
Mr. Dasuki is currently standing trial for allegedly misusing the money.