Abuja - The Federal Government has so far recovered about N54.8billion out of the $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase but allegedly diverted and shared among some powerful people during the previous administration former President Goodluck Jonathan, reports Daily Times.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday.
He, however, declined to give the breakdown or names of those who have made refunds.
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He stated that doing so will jeopardize further refunds and ongoing investigations and trials.
He disclosed that that majority of those being investigated over corruption in the country are already fighting back in a hard and dirty manner.
Prominent among those being investigated and prosecuted by the federal government in respect of the $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal are: Sambo Dasuki, rtd, former National Security Adviser to Jonathan; Haliru Bello Mohammed, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his son; Tony Anenih, former BOT Chairman of PDP; Raymond Dokpesi, founder and owner of DAAR Communications (owners of AIT and Raypower Radio); Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of PDP; as well an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Jafar Isa.
Read more at Daily Times.
- News 24