‘Buhari will Probe Obasanjos Administration’ – Lai Mohammed

‘Buhari will Probe Obasanjos Administration’ – Lai Mohammed



Less than a week after US Secre­tary of State John Kerry backed President Muhammadu Bu­hari’s anti-corruption war, in Davos, Switzerland, there are strong indica­tions that Buhari may extend his on­going probe of former and serving public officers to the administration of former President Olusegun Oba­sanjo.

The looming probe of Obasanjo came to the fore yesterday, in Abu­ja, when the Minister of Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated the federal gov­ernment would extend its anti-cor­ruption crusade to 2004.

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If you re­member the last briefing I gave, I mentioned that 55 Nigerians stole N1.34 trillion between 2006 and 2013. The facts are there at the EFCC for you to check.” -Lai Mohammed said.

It could be recalled that last Fri­day, in the Swiss resort town of Da­vos, the United State Secretary of State John Kerry backed Buhari’s an­ti-corruption war.

In his keynote speech at the glob­al conference, Kerry made reference to Buhari’s fight against corruption and lamented how individuals loot­ed money meant for arms procure­ment. It was a significant moment for Nigeria and the rapt world audience.

According to the top US diplo­mat, “It has been reported that over 50 people, including government of­ficials, stole over $9 billion in Nige­ria,” he said in reference to the $2.1 billion arms money allegedly shared by top officials of the last government and its cronies.

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“Corruption costs global econo­my more than a trillion dollars a year and complicates every security, dip­lomatic, social priority,” he said.