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Arms Deal: EFCC Set To Question Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan

The immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan is set to undergo questioning from operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the now popular arms deal scandal.

President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan


Reports suggest that the anti-graft agency may secretly write the ex-president whose name it claim has consistently come up in the investigation into the scandal.

Recall that the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), was reported to have said he disbursed funds from his office based on the instruction of the former President.

An EFCC source said the agency however has no plans to invite the former President but “we may write him to tell us his own side of the story because his name has been coming up in our investigations?” Punch is reporting.

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The agency however claims it needs the clearance of the president to write the former number one citizen of Nigeria.

In a related development, EFCC may have concluded arrangements to invite some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Those expected for questioning are former board of trustees chairman of the party, Chief Tony Anenih; a former deputy national chairman, Chief Bode George, and others, who were alleged to have received part of the funds meant for arms procurement.

“You see, this is an investigation. In a situation like this, the commission has a thin chance of not inviting those whose names have been thrown up.

“They have to be invited to make clarifications; it does not necessarily mean that they have been indicted but it is only a standard procedure for them to appear to make clarifications where necessary.

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“I think by now, Anenih, Bode George and all those who were mentioned during the investigation should have been invited but the commission has not been given the directive to pick them up.

“They know what they are doing. Anytime from now, possibly this week, they will be invited” Punch quotes an EFCC source.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian federal government has said there would be no need for the frivolous plea bargain for those involved in the arms deal scam.

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