The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Monday offered clarifications on why previous President Goodluck Jonathan has not been captured over the dubious $2.1 billion arms bargain.
The asset, which was overseen by the Office of previous National Security Adviser, resigned Colonel Sambo Dasuki, has prompted the capture, detainment, addressing and arraignment of such a variety of conspicuous Nigerians, with some asking why Jonathan, accepted to be the foremost on-screen character in the unraveling situation, had not been captured or summoned for addressing.
Offering reasons why Jonathan was yet to be summoned by the EFCC, Magu said no archive has
been followed to Jonathan giving any endorsement for the payment of the cash for whatever other reason than arms buy.
Magu told a social occasion of online news distributers under the aegis of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers on Monday in Lagos, that each one of those addressed so far regarding the cash were individuals who dispensed or gathered it for reasons other than the buy of arms and ammo.
In a curt response to the inquiry, Magu said:
"All endorsements by previous President Jonathan did not specify that it was for political purposes. Every one of the notices endorsed by him was for the buy of arms."
The majority of the cash dispensed from the $2.1 billion had been followed to financing the Peoples Democratic Party and advancing the offer of Jonathan to hold the presidential seat in the 2015 general election.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign group, Femi Fani-Kayode, affirmed he got N1.7 billion for attention for the 2015 race.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, was likewise given N400 million out of the cash. Metuh has been with the EFCC since a week ago Tuesday.
Political gatherings that did not deliver presidential contender for the race were additionally given N100 million each to bolster Jonathan.
The N100 million present is as yet bringing on a noteworthy fracture in the Social Democratic Party, with some state sections denying they got from the cash as affirmed by their National Chairman, Chief Olu Falae.
Magu said it was not in the character of the EFCC to simply summon individuals for the purpose of it.
He said the Commission does its work completely before welcoming anybody and that it had not summoned a few individuals as clamored in the general population space in light of the fact that there were no reports arraigning them.