The former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, has been arrested by the EFCC after slush funds from the $2.1 billion arms deal were linked to him.
Guardian columnist, Reuben Abati has been whisked away by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over suspected act of graft.
Mr. Abati, who was spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was arrested on Monday evening where he spent the night with the anti-graft body.
The journalist was arrested for allegedly receiving some money from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, EFCC sources told Premium Times.
Mr. Dasuki is currently being tried by the EFCC for his management of arms funds under him, in what is now known as #Dasukigate.
Mr. Abati’s arrest makes it at least three former aides of Mr. Jonathan who are currently in EFCC custody.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, is still with the commission since last week Monday when he voluntarily surrendered himself after staying months away from the country.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Jonathan campaign spokesperson, was arrested on Friday and is still with the commission.