Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) formally received a petition against former President Goodluck Jonathan on the alleged mismanagement of $2.1billion released to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for arms purchase, Nation reports.
The petition is also requesting the EFCC to invite Jonathan for interrogation on why he made N400million public funds available to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, for personal and private party use.
It was the first petition the EFCC will formally receive demanding the investigation of Jonathan.
According to findings, the May 24, 2016 petition came from a former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Ikenna Ejezie, through his counsel, Barrister Osuagwu Ugochukwu.
Both President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, were copied the petition.
The anti-graft agency had earlier denied reports that an FCT High Court accused the EFCC of illegally detaining Robert Azibaola, cousin of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Azibaola was recently arrested for allegedly receiving $40 million for a dubious pipeline contract.
- News 24