Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Nigeria - President Buhari explains why former President Goodluck Jonathan was arrested

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has made a press release stating reasons for the recent arrest of the Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari had directed operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to detain the former president for questioning on allegations involving him.

A great and transparent leader" President Muhammadu Buhari. Calling words by their names without compromise. A man of Integrity". Thanking God for bringing you to the seat of power, especially this critical times in our Nations economy. "There is HOPE". God Bless Nigeria.

Several top officials who served under Mr. Jonathan, as well as his political associates in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, are currently being tried, or investigated by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, for corruption.

A major case involves a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, accused of diverting $2.1 billion arms money, and sharing same to politicians and cronies of the former president.

 According to investigators, Mr. Dasuki said he was authorized by Mr. Jonathan to release the money for the nation’s security programmes, and for the 2015 presidential campaign. The spokesperson for the PDP, Olisa Metuh, also said he received payment from Mr. Dasuki after carrying out some assignments for the former president.

Those claims have raised questions regarding whether Mr. Jonathan, whom Mr. Buhari assured during transfer of power in 2015, that he had nothing to fear, would face prosecution should it be proven he has a case to answer

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