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Oritsejafor exonerated in arms deal scandal

29 October 2014, 15:33

Abuja - President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ayo Oritsejafor has been given a clean bill by a special committee set up to investigate his involvement in the botched arms deal scandal, Vanguard reports.

The committee comprising security agents, intelligence experts and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Ayo Oritsejafor had no connection in the transaction while ex-militant, Mujahideen Asari Dokubo who was alleged to be on the flight ferrying the US$9.3 million to South Africa for arms purchase was cleared.

Also read: Nigeria sent $9.3 million cash for arms in SAfrica

The committee established the fact that Pastor Oritsejafor owns the plane but the jet was on lease as at the time it was seized by the South Africa authorities.

The South African authorities also confiscated another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria earmarked to buy weapons but have since returned the money to the federal government.

Read more at Vanguard


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