Sunday, 17 July 2016

Why General Buratai, Danbazau Were Not Indicted in Arms Scandal Report

The Muhammadu Buhari administration says the report of the Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces (2007-2015) was not doctored to remove some names.

A statement issued in Abuja today by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, dismissed the claims in certain quarters that the arms report was doctored as “untrue”.

The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Segun Adeyemi.

The report, released on Thursday, indicted ex-chiefs of army staff, Kenneth Minimah, Azubuike Ihejirika and other senior past and serving military and civilian officials.

But the findings, approved by President Buhari, have sparked allegations of bias from the opposition.

Some politicians who know nothing about corruption in the military, who even said there was no corruption are now saying those indicted are not the only ones who are corrupt.

They claimed that some ex-military chiefs close to Buhari are also corrupt. But how can you say there was no stealing in one hand and turn around to say those caught are not the only thieves?

Federal government’s official statement said; “No one should attempt to distract from the seriousness of the issues involved in this audit of defence equipment procurement.”




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