Varsity Lecturers Sue Jonathan, Oritsejafor, National Assembly Over $9.3M Arms Deal

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on October 9, 2014 0 Comments

Report reaching our news desk has it that, three lecturers at the Bayero University, Kano and two other persons have sued President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the National Assembly, Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) president, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and four others at the Federal High Court in Kano over the recent attempt to smuggle $9.5m to South Africa to purchase weapons.

In a 25-page suit, Dr. Sa’idu Ahmad Dukawa, Dr. Salisu Shehu, Isa Ibrahim Garba, Kamilu Hassan Kwatawa and Umar Jibrin Gwandu want President Jonathan, who is the first defendant, to explain whether his claim of the authorisation of the transaction in question in violation of extant domestic and international laws amounts to a breach of his oath and abuse of power.

The plaintiffs want the president to make full and honest disclosure of every material information connected with the money, whether it really belongs to the federal government and identify the two other persons arrested in connection with the said transaction.

They also want Jonathan to explain why despite having 10 official planes he decided to use a private jet belonging to Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, and why he opted for an illegal route of purchasing the weapons and explain reasons for ferrying cash instead of using modern method of financial transactions.

No date have be fix for hearing.

It would be re-called that on Sep 15, 2014 two Nigerians and an Israeli Smuggle $9.3million into South Africa in a Private Jet to buy arms allegedly on behalf of the Nigerian Government

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