Goodluck Jonathan

$2.1bn armsgate: ‘Petition against Jonathan genuine’

A former member of the Enugu House of Assembly, Engr Ikenna Ejezie has debunked the claims that no petition was sent for the invitation of a former president, Goodluck Jonathan over the ongoing arms probe.
Ejezie through his counsel, Ugochukwu Osuagwu, had written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking, within seven days, the invitation and questioning of Jonathan on the alleged authorization of disbursements in the $2.1bn arms funds as claimed by the former National Security Adviser (SAN), Sambo Dasuki and the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic (PDP), Olisa Metuh in their ongoing trial.

Metuh in a recent statement through his lawyer, Ben Nwosu, criticized the said petition by the ex-lawmaker as a ploy to sway the public and the judiciary against his client.
Nwosu also claimed that the letter was a ‘hoax’, adding that no such former lawmaker existed.
However, in a reply yesterday, Osuagwu said the letter was sent by a living former lawmaker who had established himself as a civil society activist.

He drew attention to a suit won by Ejezie against the EFCC before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of an Abuja Federal High Court in 2013 under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act demanding the disclosure of the total number of cases, legal fees and financial allocations to the anti-graft commission between 2003 and 2012.

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