Nigeria frees former top official accused of graft

Nigeria frees former top official accused of graftNigeria’s former national defence advisor, who was arrested in 2015 for allegedly stealing $ 2 billion, has been freed from jail after several court rulings ordering his release, a security official said Wednesday. Sambo Dasuki spent four years in prison despite multiple court orders to Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) domestic intelligence agency for his release on bail. Dasuki is accused of siphoning money earmarked for the fight against Islamic militant group Boko Haram and allegedly using it to help bankroll former president Goodluck Jonathan’s failed re-election campaign in 2015.

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