Reports have it that there may be indications that efforts of the Federal Government to settle amicably, the issues surrounding the $9.3m seized by South Africa government may have failed.
South Africa ‘Refusing Settlement’, Insists On Criminal Probe
The jet conveying the money, Bombardier Challenger 6000, was said to belong to the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor
The Punch reports that South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority on Thursday said the matter was still under criminal investigations.
A private jet which contained $9.3m, was seized from 2 Nigerians and an Israeli in Johannesburg, South Africa, it was meant to purchase arms for intelligence agencies in Nigeria.
The jet conveying the money, Bombardier Challenger 6000, was said to belong to the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor.
It was gathered that the Federal Government were aware of the move to procure arms and had begun diplomatic talks with South Africa to ensure the issue was resolved.
Speaking to Punch, the South Africa’s NPA’s spokesman, Nathi Mncube said:
According to the agency, the money is currently kept safe by the South African Reserve Bank
Giving an insight into the seizure, it said,
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: