$2bn arms offer: Group petitions Buhari over probe panelists

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A group has actually petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to re-examine the structure of the $2 billion arms deals abused throughout the last routine of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The group, Egalitarian Union of Nigeria, in an open letter to President Buhari, declared that senior members of his cabinet who were complicit in the deal can not turn round to end up being a judge in a case including them.

When the president presumed workplace in 2015, he directed the National Security Consultant, Babagana Monguno, to assemble an investigative committee on the procurement of hardware and ammo in the Army from 2007 till now.

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Appropriately, the National Security Consultant made up the Committee on Audit of Defence Devices Procurement, CADEP.

However the group in the petition, signed by Dr Suleiman Attahiru, Executive Director and Sir Fabian Aigbosua (KSJ), Secretary, informed President Buhari, that domiciling the powers to make up the committee in the Workplace of the National Security Consultant was albeit a mistake since the National Security Consultant, Babagana Mungono, belonged of the rot in the system at the time as Leader, Brigade of Guards, Chief of Defence Intelligence Firm and later on Commandant TRADOC in 2013 when he retired from the Nigerian Army.

” Mr. President, there is no chance the NSA, Babagana Mungono, might feign lack of knowledge of all the underhand negotiations in the purchase of arms and ammo in the duration under evaluation since of the tactical positions he inhabited.

” Mr President, and as anticipated, the NSA succeeded to cover his tracks by organizing the case of the committee and making sure that underhand offers connected to him while he was within the passages of power were left unblemished by the committee. All of these remain in public area.

” Mr President, as a reality, some members of CADEP are offenders in the exact same act in which they have actually crucified others even if the National Security Consultant has your ears and attention at all times.

” This appeared in the arrest of Air Commodore Usman Mohammed, a member of CADEP by the Department of State Security for fronting for members of CADEP in getting monetary satisfaction from those been examined by the committee,” the group stated.

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