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Ikoyi Loot Fani-Kayode says NIA DG is covering up for Amaechi

Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike told newsmen that the money belongs to the Rivers state.

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Femi Fani-Kayode

(Daily Post)

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayo Oke is covering up for the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

The NIA DG said the money found in the apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos state was allocated to the international spy agency for covert operations.

According to Punch, Fani-Kayode said “He took the fall for Amaechi and when he told me he was going to do it, I warned him they would use him to cover the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and then mess him up.

“He knows the drill, that once he commits himself, that’s all. We are in court soon. Wait and see what will happen. It is so easy for Nigerians to be fooled by their government. I have always known that. But for serious minded and well educated people to be fooled by this sort of cheap propaganda amazes me.

“Ask yourself why a panel from the Villa is investigating this matter and not the EFCC or the DSS. Ask yourself why the EFCC has not told you who owns the money. Ask yourself how much sense it makes for a security chief to keep $43m in a flat with no security for two years.

“Ask yourself all these questions. When you have the answers, come back. When we get to court, people like you will know why the Rivers State Government, Ekiti State Government, myself and others have said the money is Ameachi’s. It is just a matter of time. Till then, I will say no more on this.

“Now they are putting a spin on their cover up and bringing former President Goodluck Jonathan into it. It is shameful but I guess that is what Nigerians deserve. They are so gullible.”

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The NIA DG, Oke was suspended by President Buhari, and a panel headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, inaugurated to look into the issue of the recovered loot.

Meanwhile, the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike said the money belongs to the state, adding that it was allegedly stolen during Amaechi’s tenure.

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