Suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke told the Yemi Osinbajo-led panel investigating the recovery of $50m recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi Lagos, on Monday that a memo was written to the National Security Adviser (NSA) on the custody of the cash for covert operations.
The panel was questioning the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke and some top officials of the agency for the second time.
A source privy to this information said Oke claimed he informed NSA, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, who is a member of the committee.
The source said; “Oke gave a spirited defence of his career and said there was no ill-motive behind the cash.”
“At the end of it all, Oke was heard saying ‘I did my best before the committee. I have left the rest to God.”
“What the committee did was to sieve through heaps of documents submitted by the EFCC and the NIA on the $43.4million.
“Some of the documents include findings at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on some companies engaged by the intelligence agency.
“After analysing these documents, the committee started interacting with some top officials of NIA. Thereafter at about 5.40pm, the interaction with Oke then started.
“Oke took longer time because he brought the list of projects being executed, the designs, contract papers and mode of payment.”