$2.1b: Why Buhari must not probe army chiefs


Eromosele Ebhomele
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against his order that 18 military Generals be probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal.
Governor Fayose said the military officers ought to have been probed in accordance with the armed forces rules of engagement.
The governor, who reiterated his support for the fight against corruption, said “the $2.1 billion arms deal is a scam because all that they are just doing is to brandish figures to deceive Nigerians and demonise the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and those opposed to his (Buhari’s) dictatorship in the All Progressive Congress, APC.
“Till today, the amount they have charged people for stealing is not up to N10 billion and $2.1 billion they claimed was stolen is about N600 billion.
“The President must let Nigerians see where the arms deal is in the 2015 budget and publish details of the imaginary $2.1 billion scam.
“Also, the President must tell Nigerians how his friend, Jafaru Isa was able to return N100 million to the EFCC within three days because there are insinuations that the N100 million refunded came from the Presidency.”
Fayose, who spoke through Lere Olayinka, his aide, said it was strange for serving military generals to be interrogated by junior police officers, adding that “the President should not act in a way that he will be perceived as ridiculing the armed forces.
“Even though I am not a military officer, I know that there is what is called orderly room trial or court martial, which military men who erred in the performance of their duties are made to go through.
“It is until they are found guilty and probably dismissed that they are made to face court trial.
“In this case, how does …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper