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Buhari Keyamo speaks on legal implication of President's gift of 2 jeeps

More disturbing was that President Buhari’s name was mentioned as a partaker of the loot.

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President Muhammadu Buhari hosts ECOWAS summit on December 16, 2015 play

President Muhammadu Buhari hosts ECOWAS summit on December 16, 2015

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A can of worms was open when the names of ‘highly placed’ Nigerians who got a share of the alleged $2.1b arms scandal started flying in the media.

More disturbing was that President Buhari’s name was mentioned as a partaker of the loot.

Though his media team did a good job of debunking the claim that Mr. President collected $300,000, they confirmed he received two jeeps, adding that it was his entitlement and he was even ‘prevailed upon’ to receive the vehicles.

Popular Nigerian lawyer, Festus Keyamo has come out to clear the air on the legal implications of the President receiving the cars.

Keyamo on his Twitter timeline said “The Law on d entitlements of former Heads of State says they're entitled to 3 cars each to be changed by d FG every 4 years + other benefits.”

Adding that “The cars given to former Heads of State are ppties of d F.G as they must be returned & replaced every 4 yrs. They can't be declared as gifts.”

Read: 'President was even forced to take the 2 jeeps,' Femi Adesina says

“The law did not say which office of d F.G caters for ex-Presidents. But, I know it's illegal for d NSA to pick d bills of a political party,” he said.

Festus Keyamo is a Nigerian lawyer, human right activist, social commentator and columnist.

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