Goodluck Jonathan ‘EFCC should invite ex-president,’ Lawyer says

Jonathan has said that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki couldn’t have stolen $2.2 billion as alleged.

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Second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Monday Ubani has said that former president, Goodluck Jonathan should be probed.

Ubani made the comment after Jonathan said that former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki couldn’t have stolen $2.2 billion as alleged.

“They said the National Security Adviser stole $2.2billion. I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2 billion,” Jonathan said on Monday, October 24, at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom.

“We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army and so on and so forth and you are still saying 2.2 billion, so where did we get the money to buy all those things?” Jonathan added.

According to Ubani, Jonathan should be invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to answer some questions.

“That is why some of us are of the opinion that if some of Jonathan’s men have been mentioned in the course of investigation, the best thing for the EFCC to do is invite him to come and make useful statements,” Ubani said according to Vanguard.

“Since he is saying that Dasuki did not commit the offence, he can be invited to say all he knows to the authorities. Exonerating his aides, who have been mentioned, will not help the situation.

“I don’t believe in witch-hunting anybody, if there is evidence, accused people can be investigated with a view to establishing the truth. Instead of making such a statement, he should allow the security agencies to do their investigation. For him to exonerate anyone at this time is not good; he should keep quiet and allow the security agencies do their job,” he added.

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Jonathan also said that his administration fought corruption but it didn’t publicize its own war.

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