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Buhari denies freezing Jonathan's accounts

08 October 2016, 10:21

Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari has denied freezing the personal accounts of former president, Goodluck Jonathan in what the presidency called an attempt to tarnish the image of Buhari, Naij reports.

Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu said that the president was unaware of the claims while reaffirming that he would not scoop so low to pursue a personal vendetta against Jonathan.

“The allegation by demonstrators in Bayelsa State on Thursday that allowances due to a former president have been stopped and his bank accounts frozen is patently untrue. “We have confirmed with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that the former president and other past leaders were paid their allowances up to the second quarter," a statement from the presidency read.

News24 reported that Buhari is reportedly in possession of some handwritten letters by Jonathan which implicates him of corruption while serving as head of state.

According to reports, it is alleged that the letter includes a request by Jonathan for "off-budget funds" which would not form part of the Federal Government budget.

This was revealed in a new authorised biography on Muhammadu Buhari titled, 'Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,' by Prof. John Paden.

Patience Jonathan, wife of Jonathan was caught up in fresh trouble following the discovery of an aggregate balance of $40million in bank accounts linked to the former first lady.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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