Chief Olu Falae, the national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who was named as one the beneficiaries in the $2.1 billion arms deal scam, has been publicly humiliated.
Falae, who is a former presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), collected the sum of N100 million from the former Board of Trustees (BOT) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih. The money allegedly came from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
The Snitchngr reports that Falae, on Sunday during a church service at St. David’s Cathedral, Ijomu street, Akure, Ondo state capital tried to explain to worshippers that he was not involved in the diversion of security funds traced to Dasuki, but was allegedly booed by the congregation.
The Yoruba elder statesman explained that the N100 million that was given to him was not connected to the arms procurement fund. He said the money was meant for logistics for voters’ mobilization following the alliance his party forged with the then ruling PDP.
Chief Falae further explained that he had appeared on several publications to clear his name off the scandal, adding that had also explained to the Bishop of Akure Anglican Diocese, Right Reverend Simeon Borokini, who even went as far as showing papers detailing the transfer made to him by Chief Anenih.
According to him, a copy of the same document had been deposited with the Provost of the Cathedral, Very Revd Osotayo.
Chief Falae said he would not hesitate to take legal action against anyone who attempts to create a wrong impression on him over the $2.1 billion arms scandal. He vowed to continue to prevail on the media until he exonerate himself from the breath taking allegation.
Vanguard reported on Monday, January 11 that Chief Falae, who spoke at a press conference, in Abuja, through the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Abdul Ahmed Isaiq, insisted that his party would not return the N100 million it collected from Chief Anenih to the government coffers.
Meanwhile, several highly placed politicians have been indicted in the $2.1 billion arms deal scam. The PDP stalwart, Anenih recently wrote a letter to the anti-graft agency detailing how he disbursed N260 million he received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).