Disgraced Former DSS DG, Daura Accused Of $3m Fraud

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A civil society organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG), has dragged the recently sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over two foreign bank accounts allegedly linked to him, which the group said was used to siphoned about £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.

The group disclosed this on Sunday in a statement signed by its Chairman, Toyin Raheem and made available to the press.

He said they supported Daura’s sack because it would pave the way for the unravelling of allegations of corruption by the former DSS boss.

Mr. Raheem, in his statement, accused Daura of siphoning about £3 million 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.

The statement read in part: “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 unravelling the link between Daura and the name Auwalu Kallamu.

“The 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.”

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had sacked Mr. Daura as DSS DG when he took his notorious impunity too far by sending operatives to lock down the National Assembly on August 7th.

Mr. Osinbajo had also ordered a full probe of allegations of corruption during his time as DSS chief.

Recall that a former Daura ally at the DSS had accused him of extensive corruption, portraying him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money.

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