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EFCC Law enforcement agency set to question GEJ over arms deal scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to question the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over the arms deal probe that has been on going for a while now.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to question the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over the arms deal probe that has been on going for a while now.

As stated by an EFCC source, "although the commission will not invite the former President, we may invite him to tell us his own side of the story because his name has been coming up in investigations."

The former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan whose name has consistently been mentioned in connection with the arms scandal during interrogation of some of the suspects might eventually need to address the allegations by the anti-graft agency.

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It is worthy of note that while former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) was being interrogated, he claimed to have disbursed the funds on the basis of instructions given to him by the former President.

The former NSA, Dasuki, in his statement of witness/accused Person which was filed in a High Court sitting in Abuja has claimed that he acted strictly on the former President's orders.

In addition, the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, during the course of interrogations claimed that she transferred funds to the former NSA as a result of a decision reached at a meeting presided over by Jonathan.

There have also been further indications that part of the money was channeled towards Goodluck Jonathan's campaign during the last presidential elections.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made it known that the commission would need the permission of President Muhammad Buhari to carry out the plan of interrogating the ex President.

Alongside former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, other people to be invited for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) include the former Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony  the former deputy chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George. Both men are allegedly believed to have received part of the funds meant for arms procurement.

There have been contemplations that some other politicians might be interrogated in connection with the arms deal probe.

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