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$2.1b Arms Scam Group calls for GEJ’s prosecution

CD claims that the ex President’s name has been mentioned severally in connection with the disbursement of funds, adding that it is enough grounds to invite him for questioning.

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan in New Jersey play

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan in New Jersey

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The Campaign For Democracy (CD) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute former President Goodluck Jonathan for his alleged involvement in the $2.1b arms purchase scandal.

CD claims that the ex President’s name has been mentioned severally in connection with the disbursement of funds, adding that it is enough grounds to invite him for questioning.

They also said “We (CD) want to assert that there are avalanche of evidences that have linked the former President to the criminal diversion of public funds and genocide against Nigerians.

 “There are enough witnesses by individuals linking the former President to the $2.1 arms scandal.

 “It is not the duty of the CD to begin to mention names of individuals who have reportedly confessed to the EFCC that the illegalities were based on the instructions (though verbal) from the former President.”

The group also said the EFCC has shown that it is not willing to carry out its duties, because the ‘major culprit’ of the scam has been left to work around freely

CD said “It confirms the rumour making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari had an agreement with Jonathan that he will not probe his government if he (Jonathan) relinquish power in a free and fair presidential contest.

 “We put it to Buhari that if the rumour was something to go by, that was his personal agreement with Jonathan when he had not been declared the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."

 “But now that there are worrisome cases of fraud, wicked diversion of public funds, unwarranted killings by Boko Haram arising from the corrupt practices by the Jonathan’s government, he (Jonathan) should not only be arrested and charged with breach of public trust, criminal diversion of our commonwealth, he should be tried for genocide in the International Criminal Court,” the group said.

Meanwhile, there are reports that top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other political parties have threatened to implicate ex-president Goodluck Jonathan if the EFCC comes after them over campaign funds.

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