Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria’s former national security adviser charged with weapons offenses last month, appeared in court on Monday to face additional charges of money laundering.
Prosecutors alleged Dasuki was found in possession of the equivalent of more than $420,000 being “part of the proceeds of an unlawful act,” in charges read in court. He pleaded not guilty and presiding Justice Adeniyi Ademola postponed hearing to Oct. 28.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan in March elections, has vowed to wage a war against corruption in Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country of about 180 million people. Dasuki served in Jonathan’s government.