The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has confirmed using the Halal Fountain Hotel located at No. 29A, Rabah Road, Kaduna, which was reportedly seized from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Daily Trust had reported that commission was using the property which was under investigation in connection with the $2.1bn arms scandal.
The Head of the anti-graft agency in Kaduna, Sanusi Abdullahi, who confirmed the usage, said the facility is presently being used by staffs of the agency who have been transferred to the state.
He further stated that he has slept in the facility also when he was newly transferred to Kaduna.
A group known as Badarawa Concerned Youths had claimed that: “The facilities in the premises, including television sets in the rooms have disappeared into thin air.”
Abdullahi, however, denied the claim that items including television sets were missing from the hotel.
He added that the commission has done a lot of maintenance work to ensure the hotel did not fall apart.
The zonal head noted that the commission has the details of all the items in the facility.
A man that spoke with the news platform said the hotel is under investigation and therefore, not open to the public.
He also confirmed that EFCC cadets were lodging at the time of the visit, saying it was a temporary arrangement before they sorted out their accommodations.
“Cadets who have passed out from the EFCC camp use this place; the people you see coming into this place are EFCC staff. They stay here temporarily before they get accommodation and move to their permanent abodes,” he said.