April 7, 2016

EFCC Arrests Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin Over Arms Scandal

EFCC Arrests Goodluck Jonathan's Cousin Over Arms Scandal

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and detained a cousin of former president Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, over alleged involvement in the 2014 arms scandal. Roberts’ company, OnePlus Holdings, was alleged to be paid $40m by former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki for oil pipelines security contract.; however, his lawyer Goddy Uche accused the EFCC of bias.

Uche said:

“My client is being (allegedly) persecuted and punished because of his DNA, as a relative of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
“It
is impunity and breach of their fundamental human rights. We have a
civil dispute and then you turn around to lock up the party with whom
you have a dispute. Then, you go ahead to give him impossible bail
conditions.”

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