Another messy financial underbelly of Nigeria’s secret police is spilling out into the open more than three years after the Dasuki Armsgate scandal. This time, a multi-billion naira cash dump is alleged to have been discovered in one of the Abuja houses of Lawal Daura, the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS)
The seeming Daura bank was located at his guest house at Usama Street, off Gana, in Maitama, Abuja.
The ex-spy chief is alleged to be engaged in big time dealings involving $21 million that was allegedly handed over to him by his predecessor, Ita Ekpenyong.
Intelligence sources say the ex-DSS big boss is also facing drilling on alleged withdrawal of N12.9 billion from Pension Account of the secret police.
Daura was alleged to have withdrawn the sum of N1.6 billion from the N2.4 billion account belonging to the DSS Staff Insurance account. The development may be part of the inter-agency rivalry that has been troubling the security services since 2015.
Meanwhile, Ekpenyong was said to have been drilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday onr how he managed funds approved by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki , a retired Army Colonel, ahead of the 2015 polls.