Arms Purchase Probe: Okonjo Iweala Insists She Is A Patriot
The probe of the arms purchase process under the Goodluck Jonathan administration has taken several twists and turns.
The former National Security Adviser, Dasuki Sambo, who presided over the arms purchase is in court facing charges of money laundering.
He has been accused of awarding “phantom contracts” to shell companies as well as making payments to several other companies.
Chairman of DAAR communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi as well as the Publisher of ThisDay have been fingered in the ongoing investigation.
A document has also been released, purportedly showing that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was also aware of some of the transfers.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has recently been accused of approving the transfer of the recovered Abacha loot.
She allegedly approved a transfer of $300 million to the office of the former NSA.
Dr. Okonjo Iweala has reacted to the allegations in a press statement by her spokesperson Paul Nwabuikwu.
“For your information and a fuller understanding of the issues, please see the attached January 20 memo by Dr Okonjo-Iweala as published by some online sites. It confirms that Dr Okonjo-Iweala is a transparent person of integrity and patriotic professional who worked hard to protect the interest of the country and that her accusers are purveyors of falsehood on a political mission to tarnish an innocent patriot.” the press statement said.
Reports indicate that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to invite the former Minister of Finance for questioning.