Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan In Arms Deal, May Be Summoned By Financial Crimes Commission

There are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), may summon the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, to explain what he knows about the ongoing probe into the scandalous arms procurement deal.

According to The Punch, the ant-graft agency is said to be contemplating writing the former president because his name has consistently been mentioned during the interrogation of some suspects.

Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC for illegally disbursing to top politicians funds meant for the procurement of arms for the military’s fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east. This, Daskui had alleged was in line with the directive of Jonathan, who was the then President.

Also, former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, had recently claimed that she transferred funds to the former NSA as a result of a decision reached at a meeting presided over by Jonathan.

Speaking with the newspaper, a source from the EFCC said, “Although the commission will not invite the former President, we may write him to tell us his own side of the story because his name has been coming up in our investigations?”

The source continued that the commission has resolved not to seek “clearance” from President Muhammadu Buhari before such letter could be sent to Jonathan.


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