Seized $5.7million: APC accuses Jonathan of embarrassing Nigeria

Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently address Nigerians on the serial embarrassments to which his administration is subjecting the country in the comity of nations, after another seizure of $5.7 million of Nigerian arms money by the South African authorities.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the issues surrounding the first seizure of $9.3 million have yet to be resolved before this latest scandal, wondering why the government would want to turn Nigeria to a rogue nation by taking ownership of money laundering and other acts of illegality, thus devaluing the currency of every Nigerian.

“Again, Mr. President, Nigerians are urging you to please come clean over these cash-for-arms scandals. They want you to answer critical questions on the legality of your administration’s repeated conduct. They want to know the identities of the two Nigerians who were arrested with an Israeli in South Africa over the first illegal deal, especially since the Israeli has been named.

”Nigerians want to why the purported arms procurement for the government is done illegally between private companies that are neither known nor registered for dealing in arms? And why are the movement of monies not transparently documented for what they really are, if they are truly for legitimate purposes?

”They want to know whether indeed the weapons which the government is seeking so furiously to procure are for the battle against Boko Haram or for a sinister motive, considering the desperation of your administration to continue to rule at all cost and by any means possible. They want to know whether every Nigerian should begin to fear what will happen in the days and weeks leading to the forthcoming general elections, against the backdrop of your Administration and party’s do-or-die politics.

”Mr. President, if the funds involved in the latest seizure were sent through bank transfer, can the government explain why Oritsejafor’s plane was stuffed with cash and transported to South Africa? Can your Administration’s embarrassing explanation that it is customary for other country’s security agencies, including with MOSSAD, KGB and CIA, to cart plane loads of cash across the world to purchase black market weapons hold any more water now? These are some of the questions
Nigerians are asking, not an untenable spin by untruthful government officials,” it said.

The party also wondered whether the funds being ferried up and down by the Administration were appropriated by the National Assembly, or whether they are part of the missing $20 billion oil money.

APC slammed the federal government for issuing childish and immature threats against South Africa threatening its investments in the country, instead of addressing the pertinent questions surrounding the illegal arms procurement deals.

”Mr. President, you cannot threaten another country when your administration is wilfully breaking the laws of that country. In this case, your Administration stands on a weak moral ground, as its hands have been caught in the cookie jar. Therefore, issuing infantile threats is laughable, unacceptable and wrong,” the party said.

It reminded the Jonathan Administration that nowhere else does a government engage in illegal black market movement of money or arms – both signatures of terrorism worldwide, adding that only terrorists and pariah nations move money and procure arms in clandestine manners as the Jonathan Administration is doing.

”Even at a time when we were ruled by military dictators and our country was a pariah nation, we did not experience these repeated and embarrassing national disgrace and clandestine, terrorist groups’ approach to the purchase of arms. How can Nigeria truly be a respected member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) when our own government and its operatives are self-identified and self-confessed money launderers?” APC queried.

The party wondered how many other unknown scandals the Jonathan Administration has plunged Nigeria, and appealed to the Administration to tread softly in the interest of all Nigerians, who will be the ones to suffer the repercussions of the government’s repeated illegal conduct.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Oga Lai,

    We beg, please help us to beg Dr. Chief, Pastor, Obi, President Goodluck Azikiwe Ebele Jonathan.

    This disgrace is just too much.

    This administration is almost a scandal a day!

    Little wonder, the small African nations no longer respect us. We have to keep running to Niamey, Niger everytime to talk about our own security; even Ghana is now offering to sell electricity to us and South Africa is using our Presidency as a mop to clean dirty floors.

    Even our colonial masters are embarrassed at seeing the kind of clueless giant with clay feet that we have become.

    Oga Jonathan, if you no dey hear other people’s begging, we beg, please help us to beg yourself.

    Biko, we don tire!!!

    • Olusegun Adekoya

      you are more intelligent than this…..even though i dont agree with your comments, i have always appreciate your analytical skills until now..

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Olusegun, thanks for the back handed compliment.

        But could you please point out where I have erred, factually or otherwise.

        Or should I not beg to be spared the opprobrium that the current FGN appear to be bent on showering us with daily?

        • Enemona

          You’ve asked well, we await his response. He should respond if he really means well.

          • Otile

            What are you waiting, evil lynch mob?

          • Otile

            Are you still waiting for the lynching? Awon odale

      • Troublesome

        What is wrong with his comment? He is begging Jonathan to stop disgracing us and you are saying something else. Segun if you dont have something to say on someone else comment, just keep looking like your dummy brother Jona.

        • Otile

          Why are you asking what is wrong with his comment? If you can’t see, let me point it out to you.

          “…please help us to beg Dr. Chief, Pastor, Obi, President Goodluck Azikiwe Ebele Jonathan.”
          Can’t you see the tribal slur embedded in that comment? Can’t you see the double-barreled nature of the slur? Can’t you see in that line how he is slyly using Jonathan to attack Igbo race. Maybe if you are a tribalist like him you will not see it.

          Can’t see how Olusegun Adekoya easily spotted the slur quickly and condemned it without delay? Why must he consider it necessary to emphasize Dr. Chief, Pastor, Obi, President Goodluck Azikiwe Ebele Jonathan. He knows very well that Jonathan is not Igbo but anybody reading this will see Jonathan as a bad Igbo man. He took pains to ascribe Igbo titles to Ijaw Jonathan. If he did not mean to slight Jonathan and whole Igbo race why did he not include other Nigerian titles such as Amanyengbo, Olori, Oba, Obong, Etubom knowing that Jonathan is from SS not SE?

          All along he has been calling Jonathan dumbo, clueless, shoeless and other derogatory names but today he emphasized Azikiwe, Ebele all Igbo names. I tell you tribalism will not get Nigeria anywhere. Not that I am defending Jonathan on this embarrassing deal. Don’t defend evil when or wherever you see it rear it’s ugly head up. Nigeria is not served better by this kinds of tribal slurs.

          • zaragoza

            Deri, Otile, DOminic, Redeem, Olusegun, Baba messi, Don messi all of them for you…. why are you ranting like a pregnant woman.. Sir Kay worst comment is better than your best so shove it.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Many thanks, jare, Zaragoza.

          • Otile

            Don’t than him for evil deeds. Odale

          • Otile

            Don’t thank him for evil deeds. Odale man

          • Mohstone

            Once again the mule called otile is on the loose. This time around talking from all the hidden parts of his anus. Am sure your anus is itching cos you didn’t wash it since last year, that is why your comments are as senseless as GEJ’s useless speeches

          • Otile

            Another od**e, please feel free to join the lynch mob. That’s what you
            can do best. See how vulgar the id**t sounds. Children should not be
            seen near you. Di**y man.

          • Otile

            This is nothing but Yoruba lynch mob. The gang-up continues. You can never eliminate us from the face of the earth either by starving as Awo did or by mass killing as Adekule did or by treachery as most of you are dong now. Ethnic cleansing does not work for any group, it cannot work for Yorubas. Nature abhors vacuum.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Otile is a proven congenital liar!

            I have never, ever, called Mr. President derogatory names and I challenge you to quote any instance as you have quoted me above or simply bury your head in shame.

            As to the titles I have enumerated for GEJ, they are ones he has accepted from various tribes – save Pastor, but he has earned that from his pilgrimage to Jerusalem, hasn’t he?

            Is Ebele not his name as well or did I manufacture that from thin air.

            Whether Ebele is an Igbo name or otherwise, makes no difference to me and I shall call Mr. President by his own name unless and until he repudiates it.

            Yesterday, I wrote my “shoeless foot” as a means of showing exasperation and you took umbrage to that as well because you felt Mr. Jonathan has exclusive use or copyright on that!

            As a matter of fact, I am now utterly convinced your type would still call me a tribalist for even daring to breathe the word “Igbo”, in the same manner you labelled me as a “Muslim” as if being a Muslim is a bad thing!

            Otile, my simple advice to you is that it is time you stop licking your our backside. Go get some toilet rolls!

          • Otile

            Lynch mob master. Go ahead and assemble your warriors. We have survived your attacks before. Odale.

          • Otile

            You might as well deny that you have never in your life had a bad feeling against anybody, since you are a self-righteous man. Yeah, there is nothing bad in being a muslim fanatic. For you beheading by a muslim is good because a muslim cannot be a bad man. Defend your religion while denying being a member. Warped logic my foot, you deceiving odale.

            Enough of you, I can’t be wasting my time responding to awon treacherous odale. Bye, Odigba.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I am Christian, but people of your obviously low mentality have to assume that I am a Muslim because I do not join you in abusing others for their religious beliefs.

            Ignorance is not always bliss, so stop wallowing in it.

      • Tunsj

        What is wrong with someone stating the facts? Chris1408 analytical skills is still intact and growing. We Nigerians hate the truth and that is exactly what is wrong with Nigeria. We are still waiting for the $20 billion missing.

    • Chris1408

      Yep, the President is shameless and still globe trotting.

      • Tunsj

        Spot on!!

  • rawsilkysmooth

    I see you choose to expose your ignorance before the entire nation, says a lot about the party you belong to. Publicity secretary indeed!!!

    • Wähala

      Aborigine!
      Shataap your drunken mouth…

  • Wähala

    Dumbo is a serial offender, he truly is incorrigible and must be flushed down the toilet for Nigeria to be cleansed of all his iniquities. The shame is not on a mad man… it belongs to his brother! We, Naijas in Diaspora are so tired of explaining every blunder that we’ve run out of words. Dumbo’s Govt. is like a chilling horror movie, each time you open your eyes… you close them back. Like @Dare said, “Nigeria under (Dumbo) is a crime scene” – Gospel !!!

    • Abel Wariboko

      I know are angry that Boko Haram may be decimated before the elections by whatever means

      • Wähala

        Boko Haram is losing because South Africa is seizing their sponsors’ money… ask your moron to accept his adoption nah, why is he dragging his feet? FYI, na Atiku using his close rapport with Zuma to nail the Aborigine thief of Aso Rock. The world is happy!

        • Abel Wariboko

          I want to sponsor you to f..k your mama.dummy

          • Wähala

            Hahahahaaa chei…
            I must have hit a raw nerve. Sha, I won’t descend into the gutter with porno, that’s not my style albeit, I welcome decent punches above the belt… keep sulking. Again, ask your moron to accept his gold-plated nomination make I see. Na Atiku, mumu!

          • Abel Wariboko

            What have you been doing if not gutter statements? Any decency in accusing innocent persons of sponsoring you to kill yourself?

          • Wähala

            Yeah right, I sling mud but not pornographic nonsense like a jerk like you…
            My bet is you’re disappointed I didn’t curse your mother. Mama people are special ladies in my view…
            Carry-Go! Keep cursing my mother, if I explode your ass will be on fire…

          • Mohstone

            If You’re used to sleeping with your mom why sponsor someone else to join you in your immoral act??? Just continue until she conceived for you. Then you’ll call the child good luck

  • OMOBA

    Lai and APC re always look like children. I hv been waiting for ur response because I kn u will open ur smelling mouth and talk. But let me tell u if it through secrete means dt we can defeat these ur brothers boko haram we will do. You hv not for once commended our military for some progress made in fight agaist boko haram bt u open ur eyes looking for where there is a little problem bt what we kn FG is desperate in fighting these bastards.

    • Troublesome

      Omoba ilu wo ni wo? Come out clear let us know you. Is like you people are not ashamed of the disgrace this administration has put us in the world. Ee ni oju ti rara.

      • Wähala

        Don’t waste your time writing ede to an Aborigine who happens to wash ashore in Eko…
        I’m certain he’s no Yoruba and his antics back me up. It’s probably the notorious e-rat, @Deri Redeem, he’s been banned but pops up here-n-dia with fake handles posting gutter trash. Fasi e… olosi ni. Omo ita buruku, oloti pelu oja!

  • OMOBA

    Wahala u will commit suicide cus ur party does not hv presidential material and u can never get 25% required in d states in nigeria which ur party leaders kn. You can not get up to 2% in 11 states of S east and S south and some state in S west and North central

    • Troublesome

      2015 is already at the corner. Wait and see if they will get 2% in states you mentioned

    • Wähala

      I don’t give a hoot about Party politics so shove your data up your ahnus… ode!

    • Enemona

      So obsessed with APC, I am sure you don’t even sleep well. Shame!

  • Dominic

    SINCE OCTOBER 2012, THE FOLLOWING PETITION HAS BEEN PENDING

    BEFORE THE LAGOS STATE APC GOVERNMENT – WITHOUT ANY ANSWER

    “I wish to know how the taxes, revenue and finances of Lagos state accrue,
    are managed, and disbursed and do hereby apply to you by yourselves, agents,
    and servants to access and request to be made available to me by you,
    all necessary information, Certified True Copies of Files, records and contract
    Agreements/Documents, in respect of the said Contract/Agreement entered into
    between the Government of Lagos State and, the Company, Alpha Beta Consulting
    Limited – mandating the Company to assess and collect on behalf of the Government
    all Taxes and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) due, payable and paid by the
    Government and its agencies and all the commissions due, payable and paid by
    the government to the Company and received by the Company since the
    announcement of the Contract/Agreement for my perusal and scrutiny pursuant to
    Section 2, 3(3) m, o, 5, 6, 7, 9, & 10 of the Provisions of the Freedom of
    Information Act 2011 (F.O.I) as Replicated/Domesticated in Lagos State of
    Nigeria.

    “My request is basically to let me know the monthly returns
    of the taxes and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) generated, accrued,
    collected and paid to Lagos government and commissions received from government
    or its agencies by the Company since inception of the contract. The Government
    of Lagos State boasts of internally generated revenue of about N40 billion
    every month; translating into a commission of N6 Billion being paid to Alpha
    Beta Consulting Ltd – also every month – which sum i consider unfavourable and
    outrageous to me as a tax payer and a citizen of Lagos State”.

    • Wähala

      Deri,
      Biko, take your fake petitions news to Lamorde of EFCC, the story here is about your uncle Dumbo exporting his criminality to Zulu land. What a fisherman does with the fish in his net is his business, you are talking about internally generated revenue (IGR) and not from our national potty. Dumbo has been given $30bn in 5yrs to fight terrorism yet, he’s borrowing an extra $1bn in election year… needless to wonder why, he will pocket it for his re-election fantasies. Thieves. Get drunk and Get lost!

      • Yemi Magregor

        @ Wahala:

        Let’s call a spade a spade. Raji Fashola is a rogue. Only a rogue resists accountability.
        I am really ashamed that a man who is supposed to be a lawyer will act like Lamidi Adedibu.
        Raji Fashola is a disgrace to his generation for setting this sort of bad example for society.
        It means he can’t ever demand accountability from anyone else till he dies, that’s the effect.
        He is likely going to jail next year. His financial recklessness, un-accountably so, is criminal.

        • Ishani

          @ Wahala:

          Political parties in Nigeria, without exception, are comprised of career criminals intent on stealing the treasury. And in that contest of rogues, Nigerian voters are invited to choose their preferred thieves. Nigeria then declines and falls whichever gang of thieves is selected at the polls. This is not democracy. Nigeria is rather fully under the rule of thieves. But Nigerians should not prefer one set of thieves to another. That is political backwardness. All official thieves deserve violent punishment.

          Stealing is next to treason in the hierarchy of offences against one’s own country. Nigerians who foresee imminent bloody revolution are closer to the truth than those who expect these thefts will be overlooked by the 50 million plus Nigerians hard done by. It is now impossible for any politician or a criminal business partner of a Nigerian politician to go scot-free with his stolen portion of the multi-billion dollar loot occurring between 1999 and now. Nigerians are angry and bent on vengeance.

          • Vandu

            APC LEADERSHIP MANIFESTO……

            “The only way to stop us from stealing is to stone us. The Nigerian followers are
            as guilty as the Nigerian leaders. The Nigerian institutions are all compromised;
            and there is no alternative to them as it is. Nigerians appear not to be against stealing
            and corruption but only against how long you stay stealing and being corrupt.
            Don’t ever expect those in public office to fight corruption on these facts.”

            ….…..Governor Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers state)

            (June 30th, 2014)

          • Dele Omowale

            I can’t understand don’t show fury for being robbed like this – i simply can’t understand it.
            Maybe Nigerians were all along overrated in the 1970s as civilized political sophisticates.
            They presently show traits of political retards who can’t think their way out of a cul-de-sac.
            It’s come to a point they are being robbed to their face and told to do their worst – but yet,
            they do nothing other than groan and moan and expecting those robbing them to be kind.

          • No Comment

            “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the British Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world. Lagos has degraded further
            from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city. On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of 39.0 of all cities in the world assessed.”

            “The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city, such as its crime levels, the
            threat of conflict, the quality of medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature, the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

            ………Reported by British Telegraph

            (January 2014)

          • Jide Kamson

            Mr. Dele,

            But the thefts occurring in Abuja under President Goodluck Jonathan are worse and threatening. In just one stroke in the year 2011, about 2.2 trillion Naira was stolen in a conspiracy involving major arms of government – including the Central Bank of Nigeria under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. The thefts were accomplished using forged bills of lading to claim oil subsidy reimbursement.

            Less than 5% of that stolen money has been recovered so far. Judges in the high courts appear to have joined in this ‘chain-conspiracy’ by granting baseless bail to almost all accused persons arraigned for the theft, one of whom has since fled the country to Europe with his loot intact. President Jonathan proves totally inept at fighting corruption. He rather enables it. Theft stories, like the South African heist fill up Nigerian newspapers these days.

          • Encore

            FACTS ON MARBLE

            “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the
            British Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the
            3rd worst liveable city in the world. Lagos has degraded further from
            its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city. On a scale of 100, Lagos

            now has the third poorest score of 39.0 of all cities in the world assessed.”

            “The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city,

            such as its crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality of medical care,

            the levels of censorship, the city temperature, the quality of its schools,
            and its transport links.”

            ………Reported by British Telegraph

            (January 2014)

          • Sanmi Cole

            Ha, ha, you guys are just waking up, not so? Lagos state is a swathe of financial crime scene.
            It will take some force to recover the multi-billion dollar from the coalition of Muslims ruining the place.
            Lagos state has virtually been privatised and partitioned into private estates of government officials.
            The suspected governing principle of Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Raji Fashola is roguery.

          • Abel Wariboko

            If Amaechi did not steal in Rivers State why can’t he allow EFCC to investigate him?or may be he is only corrupt and did not steal or he sttole and is not corrupt

    • endingNaija

      Yesterday, Newspapers all over the world reported that President Jonathan is the 6th richest African head of state. I am just wondering deri @ redeem if this is part of the accomplishments of President Jonathan ati PDP. And where did our “loving” and “anti-corruption” President Jonathan get the money from? Just a question redeem ati broda BlackieUmukoro

  • Ette

    They are rogues stealing anything that comes to their hands without restrain. God is exposing them in readiness to pass His fierce judgment upon these wicked souls in power. What have we as a nation done to merit this kind of shame and reproach. Please God send help and clear these wicked souls out of our ways. Amen.

    • Mohstone

      AMEN ANEN AMEN

  • Mike Shola

    Let Me Draw the Attention of Mr. President, his Cabinet members, all office and political leaders in this Country. First I want them to NOTE that there is nothing like “GOVERNMENT FUNDS”. ALL MONIES in their possession are public funds. Public funds in the sense that, it is derived from taxes from that poor woman that sells vegetable,to the vulcanizer that works by the street, to the average civil servants all over the country and from the revenue derived from the sell of our natural resources. Nigerians has the right to know how these monies are spent because this was part of the reasons they were voted into that position. Mr President for you not to address certain crucial issues, especially such that concerns misappropriation, mismanagement, wastefulness of public funds is a total disregard of the people of Nigeria who voted you in.

    • Seemeseetrouble

      “Goodluck Jonathan might not give a damn about anti-corruption.
      He might not connect passionately with the fact that those
      young girls of Chibok are still in captivity. Certainly he has many clues but
      he may not be interesting in deploying the clues to make Nigeria a better
      country.”

      “The Otueke-born politician – Goodluck Jonathan – is nothing near a clueless person.
      He may not be your example of an exposed leader. He may not be gifted with charisma
      of a leader of his stature. He may have less convincing oratory skills, pronunciation deficiencies;
      he may actually be running a clueless government but he is not a clueless person.”

      ……………….Uche Igwe

      (October 7th, 2014)

  • Chris1408

    These embarrassments are just too much and disgraceful. The sad part of it all is, the President is still globe trotting and not bothered about it.

  • charles

    These are trying times for this nation as a result of vacuum in leadership…I concur with every word spoken by Lai….kudos to your media team Lai

    • Sesan D. Bamodu

      But Lai Mohammed and the APC gang have no standing to demand accountability.
      They are worse guilty of the same thing they complain of here, most hypocritically.
      Lai Mohammed is a charlatan, almost a robot actually, because he leaps before he thinks.

      • King Carlos

        Shut up ur mouth…. in spite of the non political and non partisan analysis made by Lai Muhammed, you still see no good in it. Definitely, you are an enemy of progress, enemy of Nigeria. You don’t wish any thing good for the country. Useless people

      • endingNaija

        But the news is that president Jonathan is the 6th richest African head of state. Where did he get this money? Should this not concern you Sesan D. Bamodu? Isn’t this an issue in a country ravaging in poverty? Where did President Jonathan get over $100m as his assets? Something must be wrong with you if you do not see this moral question? Ah Na wa for Nigerians o! 6th richest head of state in country reeling in poverty? Haba! And you are keeping quiet?

  • Sanmi Falae

    Oga Fani Kayode, sorry but you are a rebel WITHOUT A CAUSE or at least, WITH A LOST CAUSE. So Dr Stella Adadevoh and Professor Dora Akunliyi do not count as heroines in your book? Moreover, who and what precisely are your enemies – President Buhari; Chief Bola Tinubu; War against corruption and indiscipline; Peace and prosperity of Nigerians; Nigeria taking Her rightful place among the Civilized-World; God and His perfect purpose for Nigeria? Sir, you are the commandant of a REARGUARD soldiers. Your colleagues like Saraki will do well not to listen to you because they are not in your shoes, as you don’t have a case pending in the court or with the EFCC and as such, you can boast and threaten to your heart’s content.

  • Lanre

    This is a good read. Yorubas need to work for their independence from Nigeria and be masters of ourselves and our destiny. Enough of feeding from the crumbs.

  • chuks

    Drugs addiction na bad thing, front or back.

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