Two Nigerians, Israeli caught in South Africa for smuggling about US$10 million to buy arms

Two Nigerians and an Israeli national are facing investigation in South Africa after they attempted to smuggle US$9.3 million apparently meant for buying arms for the Nigerian intelligence service.

The suspected smugglers landed at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, on September 5, in a private jet from Abuja with the money stashed in three suitcases, according to City Press, a South African based newspaper.

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson for the South Africa Revenue Service, SARS, confirmed that customs officers became suspicious when the passengers’ luggage were unloaded, according to the paper, and put through the scanners.

The National Prosecuting Authority, NPA, in South Africa said that an invoice for helicopters and armaments intended to be used in Nigeria, provided by the alleged smugglers, could provide details as to why they were bringing such money into the country.

Under South African laws, a person entering or leaving the country is expected to carry cash not exceeding R25,000 (about US$2,300), or the equivalent in foreign currency notes.

Also, arms transactions usually involve a complex bank transfer system needed to move the money between the countries involved in the deal; they are rarely done in cash.

The SARS seized the money initially because it was not disclosed at customs, said Nathi Mncube, NPA spokesperson.

Two black plastic suitcases, filled with 90 blocks each containing US$100,000 in notes, with combination locks, were seized, as well as two pieces of hand luggage also containing US currency, according to City Press.

The Israeli national, Eyal Mesika, had the combination to open the locks.

Investigations by South African authorities uncovered an invoice from Tier One Services, a subsidiary of the Tier One Services Group Limited, to Cyprus-based company ESD International Group Ltd.

A statement on the company’s website states that Tier One Services Group “provides aviation, logistics, security, risk management support and specialised training services to organisations and individuals operating in austere and challenging environments.”

Its offices are spread across the Middle East and Africa.

The invoice from Tier One to ESD was for armaments and helicopters, according to Mr. Mncube.

“In court papers, the NPA submitted evidence that Tier One is not registered with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee and is thus not authorised to enter into any agreements regarding the sale and/or rental of military equipment.”

The agreement between Tier One and ESD was concluded on September 8, according to City Press, three days after the money was seized at Lanseria.

Last Friday, a North Gauteng High Court granted the NPA’s asset forfeiture unit an order for the freezing of the cash.

“The NPA … submitted to the court that, although various explanations about the money were given to the investigating officer, these explanations were flawed and riddled with discrepancies,” Mr. Mncube said.

“The order was granted in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, which provides that property that is used to commit a crime can be frozen while the NPA applies for a final order to forfeit the money to the state.”

Mr. Mncube said that the money was being kept safe by the South Africa Reserve Bank.


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  • gymer

    what are the names of the Nigerians? If the Israeli has a name, why not the Nigerians?

    • Otile

      The Najeriyans are born to rule elites, you cannot name them.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Did you mean born to loot?

        • Otile

          They rule and loot too.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Otile,

            I meant Jonathan and his gang.

            Are we talking about the same set of people?

      • Jika

        And the private jets are allegedly owned by Oritsejafor and another fellow called Mr Idiga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gworoman

    Niger militants ot work.

    • redeem

      U HAVE STARTED YOUR RUBBISH AGAIN—————————-NOT BOKO HARAM BUT NIGER DELTA ABI———————-WE DO NOT BUY ARMS FROM SOUTH AFRICA————-

      • Seyi Oni

        Olodo he said Niger, not Niger Delta…are you feeling guilty?

        • Otile

          The only militants at work nowdays (yanzu) are Northern boko haram militants. Don’t bring your Yoruba distorted twist to the conversation.

      • Jika

        He didn’t say Niger Delta.He said ‘Niger Militants’.Why are running when no one is chasing you?Is it the case of the guilty are afraid?

        • Otile

          If he did not mean Niger Delta why did he not say Arewa militants. Are you his spokesman?

    • the truth

      why are you quick to conclusion. this editorial has been spiced up by premium times as usual to indirectly point fingers at you know who.

  • pray-4-the-peace-of-Nigeria

    hmmmm, Obasanjo’s letter….Before it’s too late…..oro agba……O God arise and let all those who want to tear this nation apart fall by their sword.

    • Mohstone

      Its too late my broda. Over 15,000 (official figures) dead. What else ???

      • pray-4-the-peace-of-Nigeria

        It’s never too late to pray brother. Lets us do away with politics and religion and cry to God. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
        National day of prayers & fasting to seek the face of God will be sufficient (irrespective of your religion). We need God to move in this nation like the days of old.

        • Otile

          Don’t call the name of God in vain, arna. This crisis is self-inflicted. God helps those who help themselves. Learn to pray right.

    • Otile

      O God let all those who want to hold this country in perpetual agony perish by the sword of boko haram and other killers. All say amen.

  • Mustapha

    Please release the identity of the Nigerians also as is done for the Israeli because their associates could be known to many for possible resolution of the riddle behind the Armed Robberies, kidnappings , insurgencies etc that is relevant to the need of illegal arms.

    • the truth

      armed robbers now use helicopters to steal? tell me something.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      The identities of the Nigerians are being held back for security reasons, just as Davies did with the CBN Czar who was laundering money for boko haram

      • Otile

        You know that the plane belongs to a boko haram elite. We know who the CBN Czar is too, but we cannot do anything about it because he is born-to-rule.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    And the private jet impounded or allowed to fly back to bring more. This VIP mentality in Nigeria is the bane of insecurity, hence the money did not pass through the normal check in point. The idiots just drove to where the plane was parked and entered with the suitcases, all these under security cover

    • Otile

      Nobody checks private planes in Northern Nigeria. They are known as igirigi fikifiki for rank ya dede.

  • the truth

    please south african government investigate, if really they broke the law, they should be brought back to nigeria for prosecution.

    • 2015 president

      Ole,barawo banza,which prosecution ? In 9ja be serious .

      • the truth

        why the abuse on me sir? did i say anything wrong? if you do not agree with my postulation it doesn’t call for you abusing me. i may not agree with you but i don’t start abusing you. please let’s be civil and mature on this forum. all i said was we have to hear both sides of the story, it is really wrong to rush to conclusions. the same way people are killed everyday on our streets, suspected of doing something and before he or she is allowed to talk they are set ablaze.if indeed it is proved without reasonable doubt that this men stole or did the wrong thing they should be brought to the law and face time behind bars.stay blessed sir

        • 2015 president

          I am so sorry if you thinkt the statement is directed to you,I meant those mean guys who are probably boko haram sponsors

          • the truth

            oh my bad. we are all in the same boat, these men if found guilty should be brought to justice.i do understand your doubt on the nigerian justice system. we all need to put hands together and flush out corruption

          • 2015 president

            To flush corruption is to flush president Jonathan government,do you know in Nigeria people no longer hire lawyer they buy judges to fix cases

          • the truth

            and to your own sincere judgement who is the alternative?

          • Uzoma

            Good question. He was probably thinking of Tinubu or Atiku.

          • Wähala

            Stop displaying crass stup*d*ty here. Are those the only Nigerians left of 180 million people…
            The only “good question” is, how old are you? Are you not old enough to lead Nigeria out of the quicksand your moron-mentor has led us into… abi Biafra War cripple you? Calculate how much has been stolen under 6yrs of your creek crook and compare that with all other leaders combined… Ole. Edioot!

          • Uzoma

            OK, I forgot, smart one, that you were also an option. So I’ll rephrase: He was probably thinking of Tinubu or Atiku or @Wahala. Delude yourself all you want, you have until 2019 to bellyache about the creek crook.

          • Ijeuwa

            Very good. They want to change the subject and begin lecturing us that there’s no alternative to the Dumbo. Compare Bayelsa and now Nig under the mediocre fisherman who doesn’t even believe there’s anything like corruption in Nig since ppl have private jets to run this type of ill-fate errand, compare that to Lagos under Tinubu or NNPC and PTF and Nig under Buhari and see how clear the difference is.

          • Otile

            Who among you knew what was happening at Abacha’s PTF under M Buhari or how much Ebola Tinubu stashed away in Eko? Stick with what you know not what you think will please your APC mastsers, you sycophant.

          • Otile

            How do you know how much your barayi masters from the North stole for those donkey years they ruled? Do you know how much uban ka Abusalami burried in the ground cikin Birnin Minna?

          • Otile

            He is thinking about Ebola Tinubu.

          • 2015 president

            Buhari the tested and trusted

          • 2015 president

            My humble self

          • Sword of Damocles

            “Flush out corruption”, keh? laff won kill me. You know Nigeria is a FARCE, when humans like you use a nom de guerre such as “truth”. I wouldnt be caught DEAD in any boat that your ilk is on as it would most definitely be the TITANIC. Let Nigeria continue on the path it is on, at this stage purgatory is a necessary evil. we will all have to pay the price for sectionalism, duplicity, and a profound betrayal of our sense of humanity. No worries…..

          • the truth

            Tell me something I said that is wrong sir

          • Wähala

            Read your comment again and retract that silly apology…
            You should be man enough to dig-in your heels and defend your opinion of a barawo…
            @truth is an e-rat that deserves every bad word in the book, why so sorry for a remark you clearly directed at him? Coward. You will die a thousand times… chump!

          • Otile

            Which side you dey? Abi you are saying: a plague on both their houses?

        • osogbo

          I appreciate your civility regardless of position for or against. No position on any issue can be advocated without decorum.

          • the truth

            Sir we may argue or don’t hold the same position but the moment we start abusing ourselves we lose our civility.mature minds articulate great ideas.I have stopped engaging some people on this forum because any idea contrary to theirs ends in been abused from your family to your ancestors.I caught a man lying on this forum and when confronted withh facts he accepted he lied bit wouldn’t apologize until abati apologized to Nigerians.this was after curses and abuse were hauled at me.stay blessed sir

        • Otile

          What you stated above is typical Yoruba behavior. It’s pathetic.

      • Otile

        You hope your APC boko brothers will not be prosecuted.

  • 2015 president

    Boko haram sponsors have finally been caught ,praise The Lord !!!

    • Otile

      Alleluia .

  • Sahara

    Jona continue to make the job of his handlers difficult everyday.
    This is happening right under his nose and he says he doesn’t know the sponsors of bh

    • Otile

      Why not state your full name Sahara Reporter?

      • Sahara

        Is your name Otile or is it toilet you want to write? Is my pen name the answer to government using private jet to siphon $10 million?

        • Otile

          You are a Sahara reporter, don’t beat about the bush.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    If mr Ebele Jonathan would by mistake be re-elected in 2015 presidential poll,Nigerians would live to bite their upper tump fingers forever as all strata of governance under his clueless,ineptitude,ineffective and incompetent control remained idle and dead.How could Nigerian intelligence service be attempting to purchase arms through under-ground black-market with Nigerian public funds?Jona the slumber!

    • the truth

      dr pat we havent heard the full story and you have concluded. wait and lets hear from all sides. this is the same mentality that people are been killed on our streets for mere suspicion of theft and before you know it they are set ablaze. i do understand that this is really bad, but let’s hear from all parties and thorough investigation, lets not rush to conclusion. thanks

      • Ibrahim

        What conclusion do you want. How can a Jet that left Abuja leave without the clearance of our Aviation industry and the govt knowing? Why are the name of the Nigerians being kept secret while the pilot and the Israeli named? Who can leave Nigeria’s shore with such amount without the blessing of security agencies and the govt? How can armoury transaction of govt that usually follows International best practice and legal framework be done through a 3rd party except if it is going to be used for some sinister purposes?
        God is not sleeping all those involve in killing of the innocent people will surely pay for thier atrocities as He will be the one to expose them.
        All this only point to Govt working against its own people.
        May He save us for all these evils.

        • ifebuche

          The govt now clears and knows what all private jets that leave the country are up to. It’s funny how y’all throw everything to government government government. One day your neighbour’s dog will eat your agege bread and you will blame government. I tire for una o.

          • Ibrahim

            So you mean there is no regulation in Nigeria that any plane will take off and land without prior knowledge of officials. How come in SA it was stopped and the govt tried to exonerate the owner by saying the know about the transaction.

          • Otile

            If there was such efficient regulation in Northern Nigeria why did they not prevent aboki Suntai from flying without license? Think dude.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Hey, Ifebuche my dog!

            How come you strayed away again instead of following me?

            Here! I have a new ball for you to play throw and fetch!!

            Fetch, rollover, play dead!

            You naughty stray dog!

            Have a bone, no doggy biscuit for you today for straying.

          • Mamman

            Ifebuche,You are deliberately being naive. This is a govt that finds it so easy to shut down an entire airport within a twinkle of an eye(Kano,in the heat of the Emirate tussle ; Akure,during the gubernatorial election ;Yola,when Nyako was in their crosshairs ;Maiduguri, when their perceived Enemy Senator was to be humiliated!!!!),. Now,with the DSS,Cusoms,Immigration, EFCC,etc etc etc at the airport, you are saying what? My friend, wake up. Your sentiments and bias shouldn’t blind you to the obvious. Something is fundamentally wrong. Otherwise, Olisa Metuh,Abati,Olukolade,Mike Omire,Marylin Ogar and Okupe would have been all over the place shouting themselves hoarse telling us who and how their efforts,that of the President and govt is being undermined by a section of the country. Haba,ifebuche,we are not idiots.

          • ifebuche

            You just might be.
            Do you know many jets enter and leave the Nigerian airspace in a single day? Do you think everyone of them have to declare more than their destination to and/fro?

            don’t leave in hollywood films. It is not like that.
            This is real life. Unless you are a suspect or a person of interest for whatever reason the security agencies might come up with, nobody has any business with what you are going to do where.

          • Truthometer

            Educated illiterate! Are you chatting from otuoke? Na wah o! Just try to hear yourself. Now listen. It is the responsibilities of every responsible government, to know the movement of all the air crafts moving to/fro its airspace at every moment. Any lesson learned?

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Truth,

            The sad reality is that his type – Ifebuche – may be schooled, but remain ‘unlearned’ throughout their lifetimes.

            Off a forum like this, his type is only useful for disrupting political campaigns with the payment of a thousand naira and cheap, free alcohol.

            They have absolutely no clue what it means to have national and territorial integrity.

          • ifebuche

            You see you can’t read and comprehend simple English. Read what I wrote one more time but this time slooooooowly and you might see where it says the govt (the agency talked to it cos ‘govt’ is vast) should know ‘where’. However the business of the travelers is their own cup of tea. Nigerian has a record of the plane leaving for SA, however their business there is none of their cup of tea UNLESS the travelers are persons of interest. Oga is it clear enough now?

          • wode

            “Something is fundamentally wrong. Otherwise, Olisa Metuh,Abati,Olukolade,Mike Omire,Marylin Ogar and Okupe would have been all over the place shouting themselves hoarse telling us who and how their efforts,that of the President and govt is being undermined by a section of the country.”

            You forgot to mention Fani-Kayode, an unpaid aid of PDP/GEJ.

          • ifebuche

            Address master at hand stop referring to other unrelated things. That’s how you fail English comprehension in WAEC.

        • Otile

          Your conspiracy theory holds not water. You are asking Beelzebub your god to save you people from evil. How can evil save evil from evil?

      • Duke

        Arms Smuggling Jet Caught With $10million In South Africa Linked To CAN President, Ayo Oritsejafor

        An investigation by SaharaReporters has revealed that a Nigerian private jet caught in Johannesburg with $10 million belongs to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Mr. Oritsejafor is also a close confidant of President Goodluck Jonathan.

        The CAN leader’s private plane with US registration number N808HG was one of two jets cited by South African officials on September 5 Mr. Oritsejafor’s jet arrived South Africa with $9.3 million cash loaded in several suitcases. News of the seizure of the cash broke over the weekend, triggering questions about the ownership of the jets and weapons they intended to purchase.

        Nigerian aviation authorities disclosed that one of the jets belonged to Pastor Oritsejafor while the second one was registered to Felix Idiga, the owner of Jafac Aviation Limited.

        Two Nigerians and an Israeli defense contractor, Eyal Mesiaka arrived in the jet when they were accosted in South Africa authorities. A South African source disclosed that Mr. Oritsejafor’s jet was released after top Nigerian officials intervened, claiming that the weapons to be purchased had the official blessing of the Nigerian government. The jet arrived with two plastic suitcases and two hand luggages with combination locks only known to the Isreali contractor, according to CityPress

        Earlier today, SaharaReporters rang the mobile telephone number of Mr. Idiga. At first, he pretended and claimed that he was the Aide De camp to Mr. Idiga. But when our correspondent identified himself as a reporter from SaharaReporters, he owned he started answering questions relating to the issues but claimed the jet we published on our site wasn’t his own. Asked if he knew of another private jet named in apparent arms buy in South Africa, he asked where we got our information after we read the jet registration number to him. He then denied that his jet was involved, before hastily hanging up the phone.

        We were unable to reach Pastor Oritsejafor before going to press

        • the truth

          My guy never quote Sahara reporters as your fact sheet oh.I can’t count how many times there editorials have come out purely fabricated.they say where there is smoke there is fire.lets wait for more information before rushing to conclusions.goodnight

          • emmanuel

            SR reporter would quote Premium Times or PM News and the duo same.

            They all work through the weak lenses of Lai Mohammed who disburses the cash for junk journalism.

            Imagine that the only person Lai cannot malign is Segun Osoba (jaguda oga), hence PT and co dare not favour Amosun in any of their raffaw raffaw.

            Deola’s Episode and Dr. Damages (of SR) are imaginative scripts which also drive their core news items Sharia Reporters of lies!

          • Duke

            You’re right brother but why has the Nigerians been shielded or they want to replace their names? This country is a big joke. Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

      • Otile

        Don’t be fooled by this fake dokita. Any babalowa can claim to be dr but by their reasoning we know them. Ogbeni awosan ain’t a dr by any stretch of imagination.

    • emmanuel

      Kolawole of Dr. Igodo goko cleanser, you never fail to amuse me with your very weak reasoning.

      It is clear from your statement that you are gradually realising that GEJ is leaving Aso Villa in 2019.

      Nor worry, by the end of February next year you go migrate go follow your guys sell pot and crack for Peckam! Afterall dem dey also put sacrifice of clay pit for different junction for there, so you will not loose out. By which time Nigeria would be running smoothly and your paymasters would have cut your funding for doing dirty jobs on this forum foe pittance!

      • Comfortkay

        What a brainless comment.

        • emmanuel

          Shameless felon without identity, your docile and paid for brain cannot match one tenth of my reasoning quotient.

          I have always noted your comments before you hybernated this alias, with little or no interest because of the senseless and stereotyped colouration.

          I don talk my own and I know say e pain you.

          The only place where Kolawole would qualify for a first degree is one of the Bus stop Universities where Akara is friend downstairs, lectures going on on the first floor and Iya Basira is busy cooking Ewedu spiced with Iru next floor.

          • Comfortkay

            The PDP that you support has tons of dirty skeletons in their Cupboard and they don’t wants others to know it, l have identity and am not being fed by any political party like you. As from today Stop being a Surrogate of PDP.

          • emmanuel

            I support no party, but total excise of my sub-nation from the Nigeria nation.

            However, I prefer the PDP one million time to the party put up by those who prefer a Chadian or Nigerien to get better benefit from Nigeria than a freeborn of the nation called Nigeria.

            There is no party without corrupt fellows. I am sure that you are not different from anyone you castigate for corruption.

            Your name in the first place tell me that your identity is a fraud(corruption)

          • Comfortkay

            I dey laugh, mind you my name is no fraud man, learn to respect women.

    • Alcindo Satori

      …the real question is how you managed to earn a doctorate in the first place? Last I checked, I quit reasoning like you my freshman year — and that was hmmm, 17 years ago!!

  • Spoken word

    As usual it will be swept under the carpet and the looting continues……………..

  • Wähala

    The pilot’s name is known as Tunde Ojongbede, the Jew’s name is Eyal Masika… but alas! The PDP smuggler’s name is state secret, just as their CBN money launderer for Boko Haram is top secret. An arms deal sealed after the cash has been seized means ‘Oluwole paperwork’ as quick reactionary and damage control moves. Jonathan’s Govt. is a daily dose of bad news… Now that Oronsaye has been damned, Dumbo will just toss the report to the shelves to join others in gathering dust while he continues gulping ogogoro. Wetin concern armed robber with Sunday mass. Ebola Jona is an armed robber of Naija Treasury… no gainsaying it. #BikoDumpDumbo2015 make Nigerians begin count our losses jare. $10mio ba? Everyday na for tief… one day for the Zulu !!!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      One of the private jet belongs to Pastor Oritsejafor.

      The other, to Felix Idiga.

      Both known fronts and acollytes of Mr. Jonathan.

      I wonder what the man will ever get right.

      But deeply underlying all of these, I am compelled to repeat a statement I made about two years ago that our military is being disarmed whilst the Niger Delta is being militarised; deliberately.

      I believe treason is in the offing; all the way right up to Aso Rock.

      • ifebuche

        Typical expired brain.
        By the time the facts roll out you will hide in shame add usual. I’m following you and I will expose your expired brain.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Welcome back, my stray dog, Ifebuche.

          Fetch, rollover, play dead!!

          Want another doggy biscuit?

      • Jika

        Gbam!!!!

  • waziri

    South Africa, thank you very much for your sincerity.please deal with them, they are the boko haram. How can purchase of intelligence weapon took illegal process. Our prayers are answered. Bring them to book please.

    • endingNaija

      so Boko Haram will work with an Israeli? Think my broda!

      • Wähala

        Yes! Because Boko Haram is Dumbo and his PDP thugs…
        Did they not work with Gen. Ihejirika, the Nigerian Jew? Think bros, think my broda!

        • Otile

          Your hatred for Ndigbo will ruin your life. Your boko brothers and sisters will one day capture and castrate you on the street. You praise their leaders but despise their youths fighting for them. They will catch you.

          • Wähala

            I’m Igbo…
            The meaning of your name in ‘Umuahia Ibo’ is,”asshole”. I’ve told you that before on SR…
            Now, buzz off! Don’t have time for people suffering multiple personality disorder… Get drunk!

          • emmanuel

            Which ibo you be? You are a bastard Hausa Fulani messenger Talakawa!

            You must belong to the lower wrung of the ibos in intelligence if your paternity is eventually traced to one

          • Wähala

            And just who the forc are you to authenticate the “wrung” of Igbos and their paternity? The ethnic group is ‘Igbo’ and their language is ‘Ibo’…not that trash, “ibos” you’ve written. What is ‘otele’ or ‘otile’ in Ibo if not associated with the back portion? Every tout that learns ‘bia’ claims Igbo… even Ikwerre. One Hausa-Fulani is worth one million Aborigines in your mold, edioot drunk like you. Left to me, I would gather all your near-naked kin and set them on fire! Slimy wetbacks, dirty ignorant miscreants. Chump, how I wish I can just wrap my hands around your ogogoro-damaged throat right now. Punk!

          • Otile

            Hear the boko terrorist baring his mind, hear him.

          • emmanuel

            For your lazy brain information, I belong to one of the most elitist, civilised, big hearted and better exposed sub-nationalities in Nigeria.

            A typical local in my native street is one million times better than you and your scum beggerly tribal men.

            Come let me teach you sophistication that I grew up with inspite of the fat tye I was raised in my native village – at six I had read readers digest fifteen years backwward, rumqged through most encyclopaedia volumes

          • Otile

            He is no Igbo, he is Hausa bastard.

          • Otile

            Drink your rotten brukutu and shut up, you are so vulgar for a Moslem.

      • sharp shape

        Yes they will ! Babangida a northern feudal arewa corrupt man normalised diplomatic relationship with isreal when he was head of state ! Buhari your current islamic champion also engaged the isreali secret service mossad when he attempted to abduct umaru dikko from the streets of London in the 80s ! So what’s your point ?

        • emmanuel

          The days when the media was the sole preserve of some few in Nigeria is over and that makes it also difficult for those who stand truth on the head in their bid to misinform Nigerian’s

          The most unfortunate thing about the Boko Haram thing is that the Kanuri’s have exhibited crass stupidity by allowing the Fulani’s plunder their land and maul down their people in pursuit of their rule forever agenda, which has since the day they murdered Abiola their erstwhile collaborator!

          I beg make una tell us why the jihadist Buhari hired Israeli’s to bring Umaru Dikko in crates?

          • sharp shape

            I totally agree with your submission my brother ! Truth will eventually over take the fulani lies and barbarism which has nothing to do with the interest of Nigeria

      • Murtala

        Yes. Bill haram can surely work with Israelis. Y not? After Israelis are notorious when it comes to killing innocent souls. Check @ least what they have been doing to Palestinians for over 40 years. Israelis are criminals.

      • Al

        The more you look the less you understand

      • Otile

        Why not? Did Buhari, Oga boko haram not hire them to kidnap late Dikko? Think dude.

  • 2015 president

    People who only come on this forum to be lamenting the rot that is government in Nigeria should spare us ,our destiny is in our hands 2015 avail us the opportunity for a clean break .

  • Scalywag

    This smells like a sinister plot .. The story says the arms deal is meant for Nigerian security agencies. The stuff for purchase is guns and helicopters to be paid for in cash. Invoice raised after cash was seized. Very interesting. Now do government agencies pay for armaments in cash? Are arms for security agencies to be purchased from the black market? Are there no official channels for arms supplies to the security agencies? What happened to the private jet? Who owns it? The helicopter, is it for running sorties to Sambisa? These Nigerians, will they be given the Okah treatment? Questions, questions and questions! Only South Africa can provide answers. They jailed Okah for throwing bombs in Nigeria. Now their laws have been breached. We wait with bated breath at the outcome of this saga

  • sharp shape

    APC your plot is being exposed every day ! Premium times named the isreali ! Why not name the nigerians involved in this sinister plan !

    • Scalywag

      How does APC come into this? Do they run the intelligence Agebcy in question? Pleas let’s be objective please. Methinks we can constructively use this unique forum provided by PT for nation building and not mudslinging

      • sharp shape

        Nigeria security agency has no need to purchase arms thro the back door from SA ! Besides all nigerian security agencies carry Russian European or American weapons ! A lot of Chinese weapons are beginning to find uses in our armed forces as we replace the obselete Belgium fal assault rifles ! The only weapons that Nigeria will buy from SA will be their 155 mm howitzers which is not a weapon that can be easily concealed ! APC hell cats are in SA to buy small arms and mounted bofor 60 mm guns or what we call technicals in the marines ! But I digress ! My point is if the jihadist think they can suppress us in the SS thro the force of arms ! Then they are in for a pleasant surprise ! Enough said !

      • emmanuel

        This forum and the APC are all about attempts to pull down a man that does not belong to the HFM agenda. Unfortunately, the Yorubas among them who think that they are regarded as muslims are busy working for their masters who are less in population (Fulani muslims) and have used them for sinister purposes since independence.

        The Nigeria of today is ready to put the Foolanis where they belong. Useless people who would rather that a Chadian or Nigerien benefit from Nigeria Oil wealth than those from the South South or even their Yoruba errand guys!

    • Truthometer

      Arms Smuggling Jet Caught With $10million In South Africa Linked To CAN President, Ayo Oritsejafor

      An investigation by SaharaReporters has revealed that a Nigerian private jet caught in Johannesburg with $10 million belongs to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Mr. Oritsejafor is also a close confidant of President Goodluck Jonathan.

      The CAN leader’s private plane with US registration number N808HG was one of two jets cited by South African officials on September 5 Mr. Oritsejafor’s jet arrived South Africa with $9.3 million cash loaded in several suitcases. News of the seizure of the cash broke over the weekend, triggering questions about the ownership of the jets and weapons they intended to purchase.

      Nigerian aviation authorities disclosed that one of the jets belonged to Pastor Oritsejafor while the second one was registered to Felix Idiga, the owner of Jafac Aviation Limited.

      Two Nigerians and an Israeli defense contractor, Eyal Mesiaka arrived in the jet when they were accosted in South Africa authorities. A South African source disclosed that Mr. Oritsejafor’s jet was released after top Nigerian officials intervened, claiming that the weapons to be purchased had the official blessing of the Nigerian government. The jet arrived with two plastic suitcases and two hand luggages with combination locks only known to the Isreali contractor, according to CityPress

      Earlier today, SaharaReporters rang the mobile telephone number of Mr. Idiga. At first, he pretended and claimed that he was the Aide De camp to Mr. Idiga. But when our correspondent identified himself as a reporter from SaharaReporters, he owned he started answering questions relating to the issues but claimed the jet we published on our site wasn’t his own. Asked if he knew of another private jet named in apparent arms buy in South Africa, he asked where we got our information after we read the jet registration number to him. He then denied that his jet was involved, before hastily hanging up the phone.

      We were unable to reach Pastor Oritsejafor before going to press.

      • sharp shape

        Radio aproko shameless man !

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Swallow your pride, sharp shape!

          Wind don blow, fowl yansh don scatter!!

          • sharp shape

            Omo iya ! Let’s wait for the outcome of the investigation ! I make a promise to you right here right now ! If PDP is in anyway connected with this scandalous arms deal ! I will renounce PDP publicly and work against their interest with every fibre of my being ! I make this solemn promise to you because of the respect I have for your opinions even if I diagree with most of them ! I swear this upon my honour as a Muslim !

          • Ijeuwa

            You’re the one who politicized the issue. And it’s important to you that it must be the APC. So pls give us ALL the facts about it. While you’re at it, do you mind telling us who you really are so we’ll know when you leave the pdp? Ha ha ha ha!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I respect that, sharp shape.

            But who are you expecting to conduct the investigation?

            PDP?

          • Peter Udegbue

            You are an APC man and seriously campaigning for the party. Your members are looking for and concocting information everywhere for anything that will be perceived to incriminate your adversary, the PDP. Stop working yourselves up and wait for information coming from South Africa. No other reasonable Nigerian newspaper has carried the story (to the best of my knowledge) except PT and SR.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Peter, are you waiting for NTA news to carry this story before you believe anything happened at all?

            If not for PT and SR, would the Presidency have accepted that the Chibok girls were missing? Even then, how long and what took them to accept the fact that the girls had been kidnapped by bh?

            The news is almost 24 hours old now since it broke and PDP and the Presidency are still scrambling around trying to cook up lies to save face!

            Do you know what lie they would concoct? Let me tell you if you don’t know – they will trawl through websites and forums like this and look at the kind of flimsy excuses uninformed people are making for them and simply flesh ‘these out’ to suit the circumstances!

            It is called giving the ‘gullibles’ what they want!

          • OME NA IFE

            Peter or what do you call your self ? Please spare us this time here and hide your self in shame. What are you expecting from South than your president to Give Them another 20M USD so as to cover up the mess. Let me tell you there is nothing we are expecting from South Africa again. The crime has been committed and The damage has been done. Unfortunately,we are going to lose more money which your Jonathan will use to bribe South Africa for a soft landing.If really our government is sincere in all of this,I did not see him sending home South African Ambassador in Abuja and recalling Nigeria Ambassador in Pretoria.I am angry because it would have been cheaper for Nigerians if that money was not discovered than as it was discovered because he is going to spend more to close that matter.

          • wode

            Are you still holding on to the believe that FGN, PDP, etc are not parties to this with all facts unfolding?

          • sharp shape

            What facts are unfolding ? Facts according to Sahara reporters or premium times ? Like the kind of facts the Australian imbecile gave the world through Arise news ! An information no respected media house carried ! What facts are you talking about ?

          • wode

            It would soon be down on you. Fingers crossed!

        • Truthometer

          Truth hurts. Right? Who is shameless now? Robbing poor Peters and running guns in the name of God. Dumbo slave, keep on doing what you are doing in the darkness. You shall all be exposed at the appropriate time.

          • sharp shape

            Lets wait for the outcome of the investigation and see who has the last laugh ! Hopefully you will change your name to lie meter

      • emmanuel

        Both you and the guy called Maria are long due fir mental rehabs.

        However, all task executed by Sahara Reporters after Adeniji left the Presidency (the one who used to leak official information to them) are usually at the instance of those who have made upfront payments for services against the Nigeria state with the outmost goal of bringing down the government.

        Your post with so many loose ends speaks volumes.

        Also note that if those dealing are doing that on behalf of the the FG, then it does not matter what mode is used.

        We indeed know that junk journalism is what links the trio of SR, PT and PMNews

        • wode

          All your hidden crooked dealings and getting exposed.

          God would reveal and punish all the people behind the problems of this country.

          • emmanuel

            The problem of Nigeria – Fulani’s (over 80% of the FG appointments and offices held by the North since 1960 are held by them, yet they constitute less than 35% of Northern population) and their greedy, insatiable and selfserving Yoruba conspirators (not all Yoruba’s)

        • Peter Udegbue

          I agree with you completely. Those online newspapers should be closed down immediately. They publish junk news.

          • Truthometer

            It is not going to happen. No government is going to close down online newspapers. But you and your ilk are at liberty of not reading online news. We know you and your paymasters are allergic to the truth in any shape or form. If you want to retreat and crawl back to your cave in otuoke, you are free to do so. Welcome to 21st century where cyber-truth reigns. Deal with it or craw-back, caveman!

          • Mahmud Adeniyi

            you should have go to your village and chase all the news papper vendor mumu man

        • Mahmud Adeniyi

          you are a muron and you shall remain dumb if you keep behaving as such

    • Mosaku 147

      Mumu.can APC be involed in arms deal on behalf of the FG? Please look before you leap. The other Nigerians reside in Aso villa.

      • sharp shape

        I can only relate with a thug like you with the kind of gutter language you were raised with ! Ode buruku omo ale where in this biased premium times report did you see the or read that the arms were purchased for the federal government ?

        • Mosaku 147

          Look who’s calling me ode buruku.who is more of an oponu between you and I? Senseless imbecile.have you ever heard of arms been purchased by state government of private organizations without the express permission/approval of the FG and on behalf of the FG? Your likes should always shut your trash mouths when right thinking people are discussing. Omo gutter.

          • emmanuel

            What is your price? I need to buy your colourless service so you can stop disturbing this house.

            Mosaku and Onike

          • Mosaku 147

            $9.3m.usd please.

      • Solveig

        Nigerians are fools

    • Maria

      APC involving an Isreali smugglers? Hahahahahaha… this is aso villa agent… the deal must have been hatched in Chad between Jomo Gbomo AKA GEJ, Modu Sheriff, AKA Shekau and the Chadian president the international godfather of BH. South Africa authority should make the result of their investigation open and name those behind the arms deals.

      • sharp shape

        Maria ! The problem with you and most APC supporters is that you specialise in making spurious claims ! Read your post again and tell me that it makes any sense to you ! If you reply in the affirmative then I will take it that you are a neophyte in political intrigue and will forgive your lack of knowledge in the intricate art of governance ! Besides it does not make sense that anyone that disagree with your opinions is a paid aso rock agent ! Or are you a paid APC agent ?

        • wode

          Have you heard that the private jet that carried the cash is CAN President’s jet? So, no connection to APC.

          FGN was said to have quickly informed the SA authority that it’s an “official” deal that’s known to them.

          so they should release the plane.

          What are these arms for?

          Why taking such amount of cash in transit?

          What is the source of the cash?

          Why transacting with a company that “is not registered with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee and is thus not authorised to enter into any agreements regarding the sale and/or rental of military equipment.”

          This is quite revealing… Somebody needs to explain this!!!

          • Peter Udegbue

            Wait a minute my friend. Where in the story was CAN President mentioned as owner of the private jet. Remove sensationalism and let us try and see if we can make some sense in all this, please.

          • wode

            Just read wider. Don’t be limited to PT alone.

          • OME NA IFE

            My friend,are you a Nigerian by asking this question? Please you Jonathan mushrooms should stop turning blind eyes on the truth any time there is a crime committed against the masses of Nigeria.The CAN president is the owner of the criminal Air craft which he the CAN President is now claiming that he gave the flight to a company that hired it and did not know what they use it for. Again,this claim is rubbish and can only be made in Nigeria.If he is in other country and made such claim,he will be telling the Police what they are supposed to hear by now

          • sharp shape

            Let’s wait for the outcome of the investigation ! The quote in your post was culled from Sahara reporters a gutter press organisation with the likes of okey ndibe who cannot separate facts from fiction !

        • OME NA IFE

          Maria,what do you expect from a sincere Nigerian when criminals like are contributing in the social media trying to call bad good? Please save your self from this embarrassment by keeping quite on issues you do not any thing about or else,you will surely receive the punishment of God.What has APC got to do with the criminal activities that the presidency and his boys went to South Africa to perpetrate? One day,there will be $20B Dollars inside the president bed room and idiots like you will come here to tell us that it was APC that went to his bed room to keep the money.there. What is this sycophant talking here.

  • Mosaku 147

    If these smugglers are from kogi /osun state,then the origin of the cash will not be difficult to trace.

  • Otile

    South Africa please return this money to the rightful owners east of the Niger.

    • Solveig

      Nigerians enjoy your corruption

  • total

    No government in the world do business in cash. It has to be bank transfer for record purpose and traces in case the money went missing.

    • Garba Ibrahim

      Not in case of Nigeria

  • Comfortkay

    9.3 Us Dollars cash in a private plane to South Africa, Wow Bribery and Corruption has bastardized everything in Nigeria.

    • wode

      I beg to disagree with you on this. It not bribery nor corruption. It’s in deed a high-level organized arm-struggle.

      The news has shown a lot of loopholes in the deal.

  • Comfortkay

    The Nigeria President will set up committee to see what went wrong and how to do it more better in future and that will end the story like every other one in the past. NIGERIA I HAIL THEE.

    • wode

      Regrettably funny!!!

  • nija pikin

    Now who will tell me that boko haram sponsors are not known to Nigerian government WHAT AN EMBARASSMENT TO NIGERIA PEOPLE OF COURSE NOT TO THE PRESIDENCY AN ABUJA RESIDENCE ONCE TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE HOUSE OF SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THAT YOU CAN FIND HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND SOME PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU GOODLUCK IS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO NIGERIA, IMPORTANT QUESTION IS HOW DID SUCH AMOUNT OF CASH FOUND IT’S WAY OUT OF NIGERIA IN TO SOUTH AFRICA, REMEMEBER GOVERNOR SULE LAMIDO’S SON IS STILL BEING PROSECUTED FOR CARRYING $40,000 TRUE MALLAM AMINU KANO AIRPORT ON HIS WAY TO CAIRO FOR MEDICALS ACCORDING TO EFCC PROSECUTER, SECOND QUESTION IS ARE THE NIGERIA SECURITY SO DAFT OR LIVING IN THE STONE AGE TO GIVE CASH TO AN ISRAELI CRIMINAL WHO IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN ABUJA TO IMPORT ARMS ON THEIR BEHALF, IF IT WAS SHAKAU THAT SEND HIS PEOPLE TO DO SUCH IT’ WOULDNT BE A SURPRISE BUT NIGERIA SECURITY SERVICE KAI , THIS IS A CHALLENGE TO THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO NIGERIA, THE LEADER OF TRANSFORMATION AGENDA OR IS IT TRANSPORTATION ADENGER INDEED WE HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED ATLEAST ABOUT 500 OF NIGERIAN ARMS ABANDONED THEIR DIUTY POST AND ABSCONDED TO CAMEROUN WHAT A TRANSFORMATION, THANK GOD 2015 IS AROUND WE MOST CHANGE THIS IN NIGERIA WE CANT GO ON AND ON LIKE THIS.

  • Dan Fulani

    The private Jet belongs to THE C.A.N PRESIDENT. So President Jonathan and CAN are bracing up for religious war shoud PDP loose the next election.

    • Omole

      According to this news report the arms and munitions were being procured for the federal government.
      This arms-importation saga is a business contract implicating Reverend Oristsejafor as a businessman.
      Whether Oritsejafor was given the freight contract only or the arms-purchase aspect too, is not known.
      This private business has nothing to do with the Christian Association of Nigeria [C.A.N] as a religious body.
      The federal government selects its defence contractors on a set criteria which could not have qualified Oritsejafor.
      That is why the National assembly should immediately probe the extent of Pastor Oritsejafor’s own participation.

  • Bring Back Our Girls

    Dear Editor:

    What is all this for God’s sake; what sort of President is this Goodluck Jonathan?
    Can’t he he do just one thing right in public office since 2010 – just one thing right?
    He can’t even think through the sequence of school resumption amid Ebola epidemic;
    or could he decide to enforce the law and the constitution of Nigeria on Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
    Criminal suspects of thefts and terrorism thus walk free in Nigeria because President Jonathan is
    either too morally compromised himself or too utterly befuddled to time prompt arrest of criminals.
    Now here he is: he sends a Church Leader to go overseas buy arms and ammunitions, but why?
    What sort of president is this for God’s sake? Does Nigeria deserve this sort of slow-thinking man?

    • Historian

      “…Electing Dr. Jonathan in his own right and on his own merits as the President of Nigeria
      will enhance and strengthen our unity, stability and democracy, and it will lead us towards the

      achievement of our Nigerian dream”

      ……General Olusegun Obasanjo
      (April, 2011)

      • Truthometer

        “Obasanjo writes Jonathan, accuses president of lying, destroying Nigeria, promoting corruption”

        “……An apparently angry and frustrated ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has written what clearly competes as one of the most acerbic letters in modern history to President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of ineptitude and of taking actions calculated at destroying Nigeria. “Nigeria is bleeding and the hemorrhage must be stopped,” Mr. Obasanjo said in the 18-page letter dated December 2, 2013”
        …..Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
        (December, 2013)

    • Aminu

      Unfortunately it is ill folks like u interpreted Davies findings that senior current CBN official was part of BH sponsors to meant his Royal His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi 2 after all it is glaring your brothers in Aso Villa are the actual Boko Haram sponsors

      • Richard

        Aminu,

        To be honest with you, President Jonathan is not giving the public any good impression of himself.
        He wobbles and fumbles un-necessarily. There was no need dilly-dallying on Sanusi Lamido,
        for example, because Jonathan had evidence of terrorist financing against Sanusi Lamido
        since January last year. The State Security Service (SSS) had the same information,
        and had informed President Jonathan. But what did President Jonathan do? Nothing –

        he was just writing letters to the accused criminal and then fumbled and wobbled until

        Governor Kwankwaso appointed Sanusi Lamido Emir of Kano. That was when our slow-thinking
        President Jonathan woke up to smell the coffee and block the air-space to deter visitors to the palace.

  • Mahmud Adeniyi

    the real Boko haram is the current president of Nigeria including Senator NDUME, IHEJIRIKA (retired Army cheif of Nigeria) ,AHMADU SHERIFF(formal Bornu state governor) , PASTOR ORITSEJAFOR(i.e. current President of Christian Association Nigeria ). We have the greatest evil and enemy of every African nations as ISRAElis who are the fore runner of any arms smugling in the world. Israel smuggle arms and drug to Vetnam , Syria , Libya , Panama , even Apartheid in south Africa. That why you see an Israeli leading the team to procure the arms.

  • Tiiye

    Define the terms. Do proper research. Find the source and resources for Boko Haram, other terrorists, and adepts of magic, wickedness, etc. Otherwise, proffering a solution is a waste of time

  • isaac

    You simply don’t have any solution. Only the God that you say we can not negotiate with has the final solution. The Messiah shall soon appear at the scene!!! Are you ready to receive Him, or be received by Him? Look straight up; but not even across, how much more of down. Praise be to the most High God. Is there anything too difficult for Him to solve?