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EFCC Allegedly Fixes Date of Goodluck Jonathan’s Arrest

by on April 4, 2016
 

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, may be arrested before May 29, considering the level of investigations con­ducted on his admin­istration, by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

An EFCC source said Jonathan may be arrested before the current administration clocks its first year in office.

The source disclosed that the arrest, two weeks ago, of the Managing Director of Kakatar Engineering and Construction Company Limited, Mr. Azibao­la Robert, whom the official de­scribed as “closest kinsman of former president Jonathan so far,” was a clear indication that “we are inching close to making former President Jonathan our guest.”

The official dismissed as reckless recent comments by another former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, dismissing the anti-graft agency as a “tooth­less bulldog.”

The EFCC chief predicted that “unfolding events in the next few weeks will actually confirm whether the EFCC has indeed become a toothless bulldog.”
Said the official, “We ar­rested Mr. Azibaola Robert on March 23, 2016 when he came to honour our invitation. We also arrested his wife, but she has since been granted bail. The following day, we arrested Da­koru Atukpa, Executive Direc­tor of his company. As we speak, both men are in our custody and are helping with vital informa­tion needed to nail the former president.”

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According to the official, Robert and Atukpa were arrest­ed in connection with what he described as “ongoing investi­gations” into a $40 million oil pipeline security contract, which emanated from the Ministry of Petroluem, but was paid for by the office of the equally detained former National Security Ad­viser (NSA), Retired Col. Sam­bo Dasuki.

The EFCC official said the commission was working on a lead that One-Plus Nigeria Lim­ited, Kakatar’s sister compa­ny which secured the oil pipe­line security contract, may have been a front of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, “Even though One-Plus appeared to have success­fully executed the contract, we are interested in details of how the company executed the job, including those who got paid from the $40 million sum.

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“Even though we are still in­vestigating, there is sufficient suspicion that both men used One-Plus as front of the former President. The Managing Direc­tor of One-Plus has constantly maintained that the company was incorporated well before Jonathan became Vice Presi­dent, and that it wasn’t a crime to come from Otuoke,” offered the official.

The EFCC official said the commission was unsettled by former president Olusegun Oba­sanjo’s recent description of the agency as a toothless bulldog, and was committed to taking on persons considered sacred cows just to prove Obasanjo wrong.

He said, ‘You know for­mer President Obasanjo has his unique way of passing his mes­sage. Before Obasanjo even de­scribed our Commission as a toothless bulldog, several per­sons accused us of shielding former President Jonathan. The truth is that we are not shielding anybody. It will not be good for us to rush to court only to be disgraced,

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  • jody79
    April 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Comment…buhari is confused.

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  • jody79
    April 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Comment…if jona,y nt obj & thiefnubu.probe my foot.

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  • Ararhure Eseore
    April 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Do your job the way you know it but don’t forget that there many unsolved cases of investigations of APC members staring us in the face yet nothing conclusive has come out of it

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  • Prince obi
    April 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Obj should also be on ur list dnt u think so

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  • Sam
    April 4, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    indeed toothless Bull dog, leave thé formal president alone, hé dis his very best, hé had à better govt than this govt that seems lost right now. obasanjo u are correct

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  • Sunny
    April 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Jonathan can’t be arrested. Pls EFCC find something better to do and Buhari should get to work

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  • April 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    EFCC made it very clear that ex president GEJ is there target. This is an indication that they are being remoted by somebody, and just as obasanjo said “EFCC is a toothless bulldog. My advice is that the EFCC should ignore the shadow and pursue the substance. Harry Japan

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  • April 5, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    EFCC made it very clear that ex president GEJ is their target. This is an indication that they are being remoted by somebody, and just as obasanjo said “EFCC is a toothless bulldog. My advice is that the EFCC should ignore the shadow and pursue the substance. Harry Japan.

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  • Turai
    April 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Not just toothless bulldog but insensitive n unfocused. Why are corrupt nigerians walking freely on our street including Tinubu, Amechi, Obasanjo., Buhari, etc and u r busy disturbing d media with innocent man Goodluck Jonathan. An attempt on him hmmmm…….

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  • white
    April 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Comment…Nigerians knows the thrives in this country . EFCC u re shown ng urself as incompetent .

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  • Francis510
    April 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Arrest that incompetent Ogogoro man from Otueke dummy the ex president Jonathan. Also his hippopotamus wife. Never again for any minority tobe president any more. This fake professor is a disgrace to south south people. Jonathan is a 419, Con man, big time lier.

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  • steve
    April 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Comment…Good luck ! the best Nigeria president ever.pls focus on delivering ur campaign promises which obviously u have failed woefully on, leave our hero alone.buhari pls give us light, give us petrol, naira is 350/$, cost of goods are beyond the reach of average Nigerians. We nigerians refuses to be distracted by ur gimmicks.Its unfortunate we found ourselves in the mess called APC govt.it won’t happen again

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  • April 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    D rate of troublem in our country need prayer d country is dying some still get blend wit dis politicians. Let us pray.

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  • April 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    The worst mistake buhari and efcc will do to jeopardise democracy in nigeria and Africa at large is to probe jonathan. it will send a very dangerous signal to any africa head of states never to hand over to any body that wins them democratically while on sit. this man is the most peaceful president Nigeria has ever produced who saved the life’s of the masses and the disasters that would have happened in Nigeria. dat efcc is even talking today is just because of Jonathan peaceful hand over. it pains me as a Nigeria if the likes of obasanjo ibb abdulsalammi tinubu and lots people who looted our treasures try are not even probe. how can efcc be acting simple because obasanjo call them toothless bulldog ? is that not act of cowardice? jonathan has played his part as past president and handed over which no Africa president has ever done before in the history of Africa. one is expecting buhari to face governance than this distractions and bad name he want to create for himself. if buhari does not has answers to our problems in Nigeria which is very obvious he should quietly resign than this distractions he is trying to create in Nigeria. we have not seen any changes that we voted for. he should remember that he will live that sit one day. and who knows who is going to be their?

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