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Buhari ‘We’ll jail those found guilty of arms deal fraud,’ President says

Buhari also said that necessary documents on the funds would be shown to the guilty and they’ll be made to refund the looted sums before going to jail.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that everyone involved in the $2 billion arms deal fraud will be imprisoned by his government.

Buhari also said that necessary documents on the funds would be shown to the guilty and they’ll be made to refund the looted sums before going to jail.

The president made the comments during a recent interview with BBC Hausa service.

“Remember during the campaigns, we said Nigeria is facing three things and nobody disputed that assertion,” Buhari said.

“Firstly, there was widespread insecurity – a war in the north-east, while the country’s oil was being stolen at random in the south; secondly, there is massive unemployment.

“Thirdly, bribery and corruption was basically suffocating the country. If we don’t kill these monsters, this country would go down.

“That is why those who stole monies meant for arms procurement and shared it among themselves are being arrested and are being shown documents so that they would be asked to refund the money or face prosecution.

“We would use those documents to prove what they stole, collect all the assets acquired from the proceeds and then jail them,” he added.

Buhari also said that the Nigerian military is winning the war against Boko Haram.

The Nigerian president had earlier said during an interview with the BBC that the war against the sect had ‘technically’ been won.

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