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Amaechi explains why he leaked Sanusi’s $49bn oil theft letter

06 May 2016, 11:28

Abuja - The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he leaked a letter which a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Muhammadu Sanusi, wrote to former President Goodluck Jonathan on oil revenue theft in order to check corruption.

According to Punch, Sanusi, the current Emir of Kano, on Wednesday claimed that Jonathan threatened him for writing a letter to inform him (Jonathan) that $49bn was missing from the account of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

He said that Amaechi, who was then the Rivers State governor, had confessed to leaking the letter.

Sanusi, in an interview with Forbes Africa magazine, admitted that Amaechi who is currently the Minister of Transportation, was responsible for leaking Obasanjo’s letter to Jonathan on the “missing” $49.8 billion.

Amaechi however said he revealed the content of the letter because he believed that the level of corruption during the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan was too high.

He said that to suggest that he “surreptitiously, clandestinely or underhandedly ‘leaked’ the CBN governor’s letter is indeed most unfair, disrespectful and uncharitable to his person.”

Source: Punch

- News 24


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