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Arms scam: Okonjo-Iweala replies Falana

26 January 2016, 11:14

Abuja - Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has described as a joke attempt by Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, to link her to the controversial $2.1 billion arms scandal, Tribune reports.

In a statement by her media adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, the ex-minister said the malicious attempt by Lagos Lawyer, Femi Falana to mix her up in issues that have nothing to do with her in his letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a desperate joke by an integrity challenged charlatan (ICC).

She said it shows that the so-called learned lawyer does not have any idea of what the mandate of the ICC is about.

Also read: Falana drags arms deal suspects to ICC

She stated that Falana’s latest attempt to implicate her falsely suggests that he is suffering from an ailment that may be described as Chronic Cerebral Amnesia (CCA) because he simply has no grasp of the facts.

Falana had in a letter to the ICC alleged that the sum of $322m and £5.5m from the money stolen and stashed abroad by the late Gen. Sani Abacha, was transferred to Dasuki by a former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to prosecute the war on terror, had been illegally diverted.

Read more at Tribune

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