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Arms scam: Falana blasts Okonjo-Iweala

28 January 2016, 12:19

Lagos - Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has blasted  former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over her response to his petition to the ICC concerning the controversial arms deal scam, Premium Times reports.

In a statement on Wednesday, Falana said the ex-minister resorted to “scurrilous attacks” on him for requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity committed by past public officers.

Falana had petitioned the ICC, last week, urging the court to investigate serving and retired military officers and their civilian accomplices involved in arms procurement for the war against insurgency.‎

Also read: Arms scam: Falana promises to reply Okonjo-Iweala

“Her baseless attack is not unusual as she is always quick to deflect criticisms by accusing anyone seeking to hold her to account for her appalling records in government of ulterior political motives,” said Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

He also accused her of committing a crime against humanity by not preventing widespread and systematic corruption including the re-looting of the Abacha loot.

But in her response, the former minister described Falana’s attempt to rope her in the riveting scandal as malicious and a “desperate joke by an integrity challenged charlatan (ICC).

Read more at Premium Times

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