Thursday, 9 October 2014

REAL: Foiled Arms Deal: Group Wants Jonathan, Oritsejafor In Court

A group of Nigerians has addressed #1 Federal High Court located in Kano in relation to the mysterious and scandalous USD9.3m (N1.5bn) arms deal foiled by South African authorities. The activists want President Goodluck Jonathan and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, to give explanations.

The five plaintiffs were led by Dr Saidu Ahmed Dukawa , who initiated the matter, TheNation reported.
They are intending to compel the leader of Nigeria and the owner of the involved jet, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, to give reasons for the alleged illegal transaction. The group is sure that more light needs to be shed on the confiscation of USD9.3m in cash, flown into Johannesburg via one of Oritsejafor’s private jets.
he prayers of the five Nigerians also include handing out of the details which may clarify the essence of the deal that looked like a “pure case of money laundering”, as Caridnal Olubunmi Okogie said.
The plaintiffs also urged the court to compel President Jonathan to disclose the identity of those arrested in the possession of the huge sum that was confiscated.

It would be recalled that over three weeks ago three passengers of a private jet were arrested upon arrival to South Africa for illegally brining $9.3m in several suitcases. The money was intended for arms purchase and the Federal Government almost immediately issued documents to confirm the legality of the deal.

However, the South African side was not really convinced and the diplomatic scandal between the two countries keeps burning.

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