Dasukigate: Arrest Nwobodo, Ohaneze tells EFCC

Dasukigate: Arrest Nwobodo, Ohaneze tells EFCC
January 13 09:48 2016

Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to spare anyone, who is named in connection with the $2.1 billion arms probe, no matter how highly placed or the political party he or she belongs to.

The group specifically urged the commission to arrest former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo who is yet to explain what he did with the N500 million he allegedly collected from former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Nwobodo has since being named in the scandal defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a move believed he made to shield himself from prosecution.

Addressing journalists in Aba, Abia State, the National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu, urged Nwobodo to immediately disclose the beneficiaries of the money given to him.

“We charge Nwobodo to let Nigerians know how he disbursed the N500 million which he received from Sambo Dasuki. He should take clue from Dasuki as well as Chief Tony Anenih, who have since disclosed how they shared money made available to them. If he fails to disclose the beneficiaries within the next 21 days, appropriate actions should be taken to ensure that he faces the full wrath of the law.

“Since Nwobodo said the money was meant for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s mobilization campaign in the South-East, he should let the world know how he disbursed the money and all the South-East leaders and politicians who received money from him and how much he gave to each of them. If he pocketed the money, he should also let the world know.”

The group insisted that defecting to the APC should not save anybody, who had participated in sharing the nation’s commonwealth.

“We are aware that Nwobodo has decamped to APC, and we agree with Nigerians, even members of the APC, who have viewed his defection as a ploy to evade justice.

“The EFCC should not hesitate to arrest all the people, who had looted our commonwealth. All we ask is that the Commission should be thorough in its arrest and prosecution. No looter should go unpunished,” the group said.