Explain Asari Dokubo’s involvement in $9.3 million arms deal, APC tells Jonathan

Asari Dokubo

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to explain to Nigerians what Asari Dokubo, was doing on the plane that illegally ferried US$9.3 million to South Africa, where Asari Dokubo, another Nigerian and an Israeli were arrested, according to a published report.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said since the federal government has taken ownership of the funds by saying the National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, issued the end-user certificate for the arms purchase, it stands to reason that the same government will know the involvement of all those aboard the plane.

It said, therefore, that the federal government has a lot of questions to answer on the whole deal, including who was involved in procuring the arms and for the purpose the arms were meant to serve.

APC said the questions become pertinent because even the NSA, who issued the end-user agreement for the purchase, does not and cannot purchase arms for any of the armed services. The Service Chiefs have separate budgets from the NSA for arms purchase.

”Under our Constitution, the NSA is an adviser and has no executive powers to deploy troops from any of the services or purchase arms for them. That the arms purported to be purchased from South Africa were ordered from the office of the NSA is nothing but a mere fabrication, and raises serious questions about the motive for the purchase.

”Nigerians will therefore like to know on whose behalf Asari Dokubo was purchasing arms. This is very crucial because Asari Dokubo has been threatening that Nigeria will not know peace if his benefactor, President Jonathan, is not re-elected. Therefore, Nigerians will like to know whether he has started stockpiling arms to make his threat a reality, since elections are due in a few months’ time.

”If these arms are meant to fight insurgency, as the government has claimed, what is Asari Dokubo’s business purchasing arms for the Nigerian military, if indeed they were for the military? Does it not occur to the Nigerian government that this man who once took arms against the state may not have jettisoned his sinister plan against the same state? Which country will ever allow a man who once carried arms against the state to now be purchasing arms for the same state?

Even if it is true that he is purchasing the arms for the state, what prevents him from also using the opportunity to purchase arms for his own sinister motive? Could this be why Asari Dokubo has been talking publicly and confidently, without official censure, that President Jonathan must be re-elected or Nigeria will not know peace again?” the party queried.

”In our Press Release on Tuesday, we again asked President Jonathan to come clean on the US$9.3 million and US$5.7 million deals. We also asked him to tell Nigerians the identity of the two Nigerians who were on the plane that illegally ferried money to South Africa. Now that the Nigerians are known, and they are the President’s men, the story has taken a new dimension,” it said.

APC said since those who claim to be fighting for Nigeria’s unity may actually be the ones working against it, since those who lay claim to patriotism may actually be any but patriotic, it is more urgent now, than ever, for the National Assembly to take these cash-for-arms deals seriously, instead of dismissing the concerns of Nigerians on the basis of some rules as the House of Representatives has glibly done.

The party commended the media for keeping the story alive and for working hard to unearth the identity of the Nigerians aboard the ill-fated plane that illegally flew money into another country in violation of that country’s laws and all known tenets of decency.

It called on the media, in pursuance of its constitutional role of a watchdog, not to relent in exposing the circumstances surrounding the cash-for-arms deals, which have seriously embarrassed Nigeria in the comity of nations and which have the potential to threaten Nigeria’s unity, going by the latest revelations.

Lai Mohammed

National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC)


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  • Wähala

    @KaySoy…
    There you have your answer to yesterday’s question…
    Guess who’s sitting on his piss in a Zulu jailhouse floor? Told you, didn’t I??
    After several days of AWOL after the Oritsejafor bust, people have to ask for our noisy neighbor and it tickled my mind that the loudest is the most silent. You do not mouth-off at IBB and live to see the elections live! Guess what it means to be ADC to a Gen. in the Army? Yesterday, I said… “Cotonou is not Prestoria… no Seme border to close”. Asari is done, but he will not be lonely. Thug-Baba, Henry Okah, must have risen thru the ranks among jailed Zulus, he will guide his Pitakwa bros well-wellu when this is over… I can tie the pieces neatly together back to even Baba Iyabo’s letter but, I’d rather wait for the opinion of my Attorney… carry-go! Hahahaa chei… na laff for kalabari!

    • Chris1408

      They can put Asari in the same cell with Okah. South Africa is helping jail our celebrated criminals.

      • Rico

        You can’t judge Henry as Asari, Henry’s determination is quite different, he is just a scapegoat while big mouth Asari got what he deserved.

        • Lugard, SB

          Nigeria surely needs sincere prayer now than ever before for the soul of the country. Our leaders have a lot to do, besides raping our common wealth. God bless Nigeria.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Wahala,

      You were spot-on indeed.

      I hope they keep the loud mouth down there long enough for us to have peace. He will have realised that this is not like Benin Republic.

      • Rico

        Is Asari still in SA? If so, Henry will be laughing now, law of karma must have taken place.

    • Tawandah incommunicado

      HMMMMNN ! You are so gullible,you believe everything as long as it is against the GEJ….in fact you even act as PR for Henry who is smelling rod in South Africa……na waaaooo !

      • Wähala

        Mumu,
        let’s wait. there are plenty of days ahead of us for Asari to show up. he’s AWOL for now and according to some fake news, currently sending pictures of himself from Hajj in Mecca where dem say he’s throwing stones at the devil. it better be true for your sake and the sake of your daily crumbs. Lai Mohammed must be a phool to rush out this press release without verification. let’s wait for Asari to return home from Mecca… me-ma, I get enough time on my hand, you nko?

        • Tawandah incommunicado

          No YAAWAA…I dey kampke !

          • Wähala

            Udo diri gi…
            now, you’re acting real. nothing beats to dey like Aunty Ngozi… kampe!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    PDP led by Mr Ebele Jonathan has demonstrates to be bad-luck to Nigeria with the growing level of vital public sectors decaying,massive corruption practices and ineptitude,incompetency and low-performance in all vital public sectors.
    President Ebele Jonathan adds a new feather to his corruption-crown with S9.3 million dollars and two weeks later another S5.7 million dollars to the list of money-laundering crimes he commits against Nigerian public treasuries which were smuggled into South Africa, by president Ebele Jonathan’s ethnic-errand-boys including Asari Dokubo who was among those Nigerians caught smuggling the public funds meant to be laundered in South Africa before South Africa custom and public prosecution seized the looted funds from Nigeria.

    • Chris1408

      The saddest part, he’s still in office and talking about coming back for another term. How docile are Nigerians to accept this.

      • Tawandah incommunicado

        Well Jonathan will be re-elected because factually,he has out-performed and out achieved all his predecessors of the past 30 years put together in all sectors of the economy.
        The APC Atiku,Asiwaju BAT achieved nothing while in office,Kwakwanso only specializes in arranging marriages for jobless Almajeri and their under-aged brides,El-Rufai is a mere sycophant and accidental political jobber without a track record,Fashola has managed to make Lagos the most indebted state in Africa as he serves as rubber stamp for BAT,Buhari is an outdated Islamic fundamentalist who cannot use a computer.
        The APC is not an option,it is the devil’s alternative.

        • Mohstone

          Please stop talking from your anus and use your head for once.

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            No time for Yabis !

          • Wähala

            Again, wait!
            Wait for your crumb-giver to accept his nomination before rushing to condemn other aspirants, wait. What if Dumbo declines his adoption, who’s going to look silly? Better to start by asking your moron to declare his intentions before gulping that rinsed bottle of ogogoro they throw at dogs, wait… time no dey run.

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            A confident man does not run his mouth. This President will do things at his own time !

  • Chris1408

    GEJ, Asari Dokubo and Henry Okah birds of same feather. GEJ has degraded the presidency to the lowest level.

  • Professor A.E.S. George.

    At this juncture I seem to agree, for the very first time, with Lai Mohammed.

  • Hah!

    Nzogbo, nzogbo, enyimba enyi
    Nzogbo, enyimba enyi
    Hahaha! wonders shall never end in Naija. Asari in that Plane? waw!

  • kwango

    Today we are all APC. Nigeria has added another feat to their numerous achievements. Rapid conversion of a Niger Delta militant and state terrorist as a national arms supplier. Shame on them. Last year they exported their pretences and deceit to the holy land, and by so doing appeared before God’s court of justice. We are watching.

  • prawn

    Hard to believe, its apparent the FGN knows more about BOKO HARAM, how on earth will Asari be on the plane $9.3M. we need prrof to finally belive .

  • Iroro

    Thank you The Voice of the People. Ayo/Asari the arms dealers must face justice, sooner or later.

  • Maria

    I have been saying this long time… that Jonathan is the dreaded Jomogbomo…Henry Okah will unfold this as soon as South Africa releases him.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Jomo Gbomo, Abubakar Shekau ns Abu Qaqa re one and thesame voice (person)

  • Maria

    Impeach Jonathan now before it is too late!!!

  • Abel Wariboko

    Let’s have the proof.if true the FGN should give more explanation. The FGN ought to have exercised greater indiscretions Knowing who Nigerians are..I hope it will not be another wild goose chase.

  • Femi

    This same Asari Dokubo was arrested some months back in Benin Republic in connection to terrorists activities. It took the intervention of the Nigerian government to free him and he even had the compliment of flying in Nigeria’s Presidential jet back to Nigeria.

    • Guguru

      Very good observation.

  • Rico

    GEJ intentionally ordered Henry Okah’s arrest in the same south Africa while Asari goes free, what a double standard! I always say it, Henry knows too much about this Government, hence they are keeping him shut, while Asari is as bad as the administration itself, now we know whom the real criminals are, Henry should be release for God’s sake!

  • Abiodun

    For the first time i read with great pleasure a constructive statement and criticism from the APC and Lai Mohammed. The FGN of Nigeria has a lot of questions to answer if actually this man Asari involved in this arms deal.

  • Maria

    So, this mumu called Asari Dokubo was arrested in SA….He once boasted “arrest me and Nigeria will be history”… yeye illiterate. This time, we await how you will get off the hook…

  • Gentle Jungle

    GEJ< Oritsejefor are sailing Nigeria, heading for Bermuda Triangle. The question here is that: can Nigerian join hands together and alter the course of this evils pilots? Or we should all remain submitted to their evil intention and perish in war, while they run abroad and got asylum for themselves and their families?

  • gboromiro

    And where are the TAN messengers to spin this one?

    • endingNaija

      Gboromiro, why are you asking a question that has an obvious answer. Okay, you asked “where are the TAN messengers…” I answer on behalf of Nigerians “TAN messengers have been TANNED OFF by simple truth… and they will remain TANNED OFF”! O gg laf tire. Thanks o jare gboromiro. And before I leave. Did you hear or read that the President of TANNED republic himself-President Jonathan is worth $100m and that he is the 6th richest African head of state? That is why TAN has been TANNED OFF and will remain TANNED OFF!

  • Nicol Roland

    Ha, ha, ha! I see that Lai Mohammed reads Premium Times religiously. He’s lifted several portions of some contributors’ comments here. Nothing serious, but of course, APC pilfers other people’s thoughts, intentionally, without crediting the propounders. The day APC concedes that it lacks thinkers in its ranks, and acquires a modesty of spirit to credit those whose ideas it lifts, that will be the day APC will begin to earn the respect of the intelligenstia, most of whom see APC as a parody.

    • endingNaija

      Nicol Roland, kindly help me answer this question: Is it true that Asari Dokubo was on Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s plane, the plane that was used to launder $9.3m, the plane South Africa detained and arrested? Just answer, because I am bothered. Asari Dokubo on Ayo Oritsejafor’s plane in South Africa! Ha! Dis matter e dey worry me plenty!

      • Abel Wariboko

        Please give us the details because the NSA and the minister of defense and even the CDS are there. I’m worried that it is being alleged that they are incapable of preventing ASARI/pastor oritsejafor from doing something sinister

        • endingNaija

          I replied Nicol Roland, you Abel Wariboko replied. Okay if the names are the same person, I have a question for you, since you know that Asari Dokubo is not one of the Nigerians who were used to launder $9.3m on Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s plane, then you must know the two Ngerians-who were used to launder the money. Therefore, can you please tell Nigerians the names of the two Nigerian money launderer aboard Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s PRIVATE AND PERSONAL JET? This will help Nicol Roland ati Abel Wariboko.

          • Abel Wariboko

            Have you heard ASARI spoke from Saudi Arabia and not South African prison ?

    • Wähala

      That’s why we’re all here… to help salvage our country. What difference does it make? Most people contribute with contrived names… is your name truly “Nico Roland” and how do you intend to prove it if you insist? Na Asas´ri be the no-name Nigerian. Hahahahaa chei!

      • Tawandah incommunicado

        Is Asari not a Nigerian,what is strange about him on a Nigerian plane if indeed it is true……..make una go rest jare !!

        • Yola

          Nigerian plane or Pastor Orisejafor’s plane?

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            Pastor Oritsajafor had nothing to do with a leased-out aircraft,why bury your head in the sand just because you would like to implicate the innocent clergy gentle-man.

          • Yola

            So you mean to say private plane can be converted to commercial without following due process. This is not a vehicle that fly local route.

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            The aircraft was not a private one,it belongs to a company in which the Pastor has business interests.
            The company is a different entity by law !

          • Yola

            Why are you trying to defend the indefensible. Even the pastor agree is his private palne that was given to him for private use. The law on private plane never allow such plane to be converted for commercial use. It is only because the GEJ wanna protect him that all this concoction to show that the plane was lease to a company he has interest in. Man wake up and stop all this sentiments

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            What law ? It was a company to company lease contract. I am facing facts while you are dealing with beer-parlour gossip !

          • Yola

            The NCAA and FAAN said they don’t know about it and they are the ones with the responsibility and regulations on all plane and just recently review the regulation regarding private plane. Go and read about it and get enlightened. Private plane can not be lease out or use by any other person than the family and close relations of the owner who are registered to use such plane. You are the one talking on gossip and believing what is good in your ears and rejecting non palatable ones. All I said are in public domain not mere sentiments

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            You just don’t get it,IT WAS NOT A PRIVATE PLANE !!
            In business law,a company is an entity,the plane belonged to a company .

          • Yola

            You mean what the CAN secretary (Ibaje) said last 3weeks was a lie or the meeting CAN had last 2 weeks to exonorates Oritsejafor was also a lie where they all agree is his plane but was lease out to his company who in turn lease it out to Asari, another Nigerian and Israeli? The plane registration is same as the one given to him in 2012 by members of his church (or GEJ)

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            The right of possession lies with the people who took the plane to South Africa,they are responsible for whatever happened there,the right of ownership is immaterial in this case. It is like when you rent a flat from a Landlord,and there happens to be an incident concerning you,the Landlord is immaterial so we should not even mention the innocent clergy man’s name….shikena !!

          • Yola

            Why are you comparing renting a flat with leasing out a plane. Go and check before you lease out a plane you must know the purpose, the destination, and the time frame. And the pilot don’t change as it is same pilot hired by Ayo that will fly the plane. That is why all over the world no on can use plane for illegal activities unless the owner. This is the first time that our gov’t in an effort to cover up come up with such story and gullible people are falling for it.

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            The plane was on a long-term lease,you do not seem well informed !

          • Yola

            How long? Because from what I know it was leased on the 5th of August just some few weeks before it was impounded in September.

          • Yola

            All I want you to know these people (Leaders, most of our clergies) are not honest and it is not about religion or tribes, what they are doing are reprehensible as is affecting all of us irrespective of religion or tribe. Poverty and the killings are not distinguishing any tribe or religion

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            I always put my tribe first……I am a tribal Igbo warrior,no regrets no apologies !

          • Yola

            Then it will be difficult for us to agree and see things in the same perspective.

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            I was always an Igbo before the Brits sailed to our shores,I WILL NEVER PUT ANY CONTRAPTION BEFORE THE TRIBE I INHERITED FROM MY ANCESTORS !!
            I do not have to lie about this !

          • Yola

            If you are truly Igbo how did you contribute to the dev’t of Igboland?

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            I have not only contributed to Igboland but Nigeria as a country in very strong terms !

          • Jujubeans

            But let’s even humour your line of argument a little…, you put your tribe first right? Well Pstr Oritsajefor isn’t even Igbo neither is GEJ or Patience…. So…. What’s your own?

          • Dammy

            Think beyond the box my friend n stop this incessant attacks on a section of the country. Are U doing this for pecuniary gains? Puncture up with bjective analysis to counter what u perceive as a canard story.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Dammy, why ask a lame man to get up and run a marathon?

            Can’t you see he is struggling to even think within the box, let alone outside of the box?

          • Maria

            You dont have a point… I think you should melt out of this space. Your reasoning is upside down because you are trying hard to defend what is indefensible.

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            You have not contributed to the forum,personal attacks are of no effect to me !

        • Usman

          looks like you don’t understand simple argument, sensationalist, tell us who owns the jet?

          • Tawandah incommunicado

            The jet belongs to a registered business entity in Nigeria ! A company usually has share-holders and directors and Oritsajafor may be a stake-holder in this company as it were,that does not make him the owner of the jet in the eyes of the law…….Wake up !!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Tawandah, it is you who actually need to go back to bed.

            You are presently sleep walking and experiencing a waking nightmare if your comments are anything to judge by.

          • King Carlos

            Tawandah walahi u no get sense…

    • Usman

      I just can’t imagine how naive some of you guys are, you always play around with serious issues, how do you convince me that they are not the financiers of boko haram?

      • Tawandah incommunicado

        The attempt to divert the ownership of Mr Shekau and his Islamic Sambisa crew to southern Christians will fail because it defies common-sense !!

        • Mosaku 147

          That’s why someone you most likely detest recently called for a common sense revolution because he realized most of you guys who support illegality for ethnic and religious reasons lack this basic ingredient of human existence which is the common sense.

        • King Carlos

          So Ali modu sheriff is a southern christian

      • emmanuel

        They want to create Islamic Caliphate in The North, were they can worship your Allah, to be financed by their Oil wealth. It sounds so cool.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Nicol, if indeed APC read and picked off people’s comments, you are only confirming what people like me have always stated – the APC has a greater moral persuasion than PDP and by your admission, are led by the opinion of ordinary Nigerians on the online forums – unlike the PDP that thinks up silly excuses and pays trolls to try and dispel these online.

      I know whom I’d rather relate with – those listening to us rather than those paying you to think what they already think!

      • King Carlos

        Wow… nice one… u re right

  • Ette

    May God continue to expose them till they are all brought to fierce judgment in shame. All their evil mechanisation will be exposed as no one can play god. God bless Nigeria.

  • Tawandah incommunicado

    Asari is a free Nigerian,he has the right to be on a Nigerian plane as a passenger…..as simple as that !!

    • Yola

      Nigerian plane or Orisejafor’s plane?

    • Usman

      quite ridiculous

      • Tawandah incommunicado

        Not at all,it is reality !

    • Mosaku 147

      Did you just say Nigeria plane as a passenger? Guy na wa for you ooo. I think you would have made more sence if you had said ‘he has the right to be on an captain Ayo Orisejafo’s plane’.

      • emmanuel

        Your reasoning is a proto-tyoe of LIE, I am therefore not surprised at your comments. I am sure a I will read similar thing from the Oluwole Doctor if I am patient to go downward, including that from your Co-traveller Onike (hired hands by LIE)

  • Usman

    the prayers of Nigerians shall not go in vain, we will soon know the sponsors of boko haram, we will know how they get those arms, Nyako’s allegations are eventually coming to light

    • Tawandah incommunicado

      The NSA,The defence Minister and IG of Police are all your northern brothers,do you sincerely think that such transactions will happen without their knowledge. You are not making sense !

      • Umar Dendi

        abeg. i thought you are incommunicado! the noise you make is sniffling

        • Tawandah incommunicado

          Take it easy !

      • Mosaku 147

        They can be his brothers qui alright.but remember that they are first of all Nigerians.or are you forgetting we are leaving in a country were anything and everything goes.a country where there is no Christian or Muslim,no APC or PDP when raw stealing or do I call it corruption is involved.
        Bros,danfulani has made a lot of sense. I dere say something is certainly wrong somewhere.this whole arms deal issue explanation by Jona and his gang is not making sence. Where is Asari?

    • Bako

      When d govt keep quit u complain, when it take action u complain . Davies said it fgn hands re tight because if they start arresting people ll link it to politics

    • Abel Wariboko

      If the Govt is the one sponsoring BH,the same Govt tries buy arms it’s blocked but no one has blocked BH arms purchase or illicit money abroad.

  • hh

    Crusader Asari Dokubo you wont hve peace here & there till you repent & stop spilling d blood of innocent ones.

  • Danfulani

    I am convinced beyond doubt Asari was one of the trio if he wasn’t he would have been on air abusing whoever he wishes under the watch of Nigeria’s CEO. The truth is unfolding and there should be an inquest into the death of Yakowa and Gen Aziza.

    • Tawandah incommunicado

      Suggestion straight from the books of Lucifer……Any flimsy attempt to politicise an unfortunate event will fail !!

      • Abate Dokpu

        Well done Reuben Abati or Doyin Okupe or Reno Omokri, alias TAWANDAH INCOMMUNICADO.

        • King Carlos

          U might be right o, it might be yhe guy o.

        • Enemona

          It’s Reno.

    • King Carlos

      You are right, we have to know how a they both died. Something is fishy

    • emmanuel

      Azazi and Yakowa were killed by your same Fulanis, who also took care of Danbaba Suntai.

      Ngalari must watch his backs. The most despicable humans to trust in Naija are your people.

      • martin

        Azazi was killed cos he was the first NSA from the south south and he knew alot about the fulanis and Boko haram. Yakowa was killed cos he was the first christian gov of kaduna. We know.

      • Danfulani

        Emma with all due respect you may be 100% right about who was responsible but again only the inquest will establish that. You seemed to be well informed and you can only be doing the country a great service by making your thoughts known to the relevant authorities. You mentioned Suntai in your response and if you believe that one tribe has a hand in his senility then it is quite unfortunate. It is only in this country that public office holders break all protocols by engaging in actions unbefitting of the office they are holding. How do you explain a Governor flying an aircraft only in the company of few aides? Were Fulani men involved in bringing down the plane? Please provide the answer to Nigerians. Let us have maturity of admitting when something is not right.

  • Maria

    Nigeria… a country where terrorists like Asari Dokubo, Ateke Tom, Tompolo etc are now government’s godfathers…. Nigeria… how did we get here?

    • Tawandah incommunicado

      1914 seems to be an issue here !

      • Enemona

        1914? This is 2014 and you still live in the past, so distant? Even a baby born then,no matter the situation, would be a matured adult now.

        • Tawandah incommunicado

          The fact is simple,the future is derived from a series of probabilities from the past.We are dysfunctional and do not trust each other because we have never been given the opportunity to sit down as a country and determine our future. The north keeps blocking and putting restrictions and no-go areas like in the last charade which was called a “conference”.
          Any day we all sit down and have a sincere meeting,I will be bound to keep my word and maybe see our unity as genuine. As for now it is forced so I will hunker down with my people for sake of self preservation,a lot of Nigerians do not see us Ndigbo as equals,they even say we will never be allowed any political positions like the Presidency openly.

    • emmanuel

      Was Buhari not a renegade military man who overthrew a rightly constituted government? Is he not the same man you say is a saint today? Did Tinubu not do Toronto, is he not the baba of your Nigeria politics?

      Please throw your first stone, if Asari must be in the grave for repenting?

      Which of your two masters above repented?

  • the truth

    But reacting to the APC’s statement,
    Asari in a telephone interview with journalists from Saudi Arabia where
    he is presently performing the 2014 Hajj, said the last time he visited
    South Africa was in the 2002 and could not have gone to any country
    without a visa.

    Asari’s reply to lie lie mohammed. nigerians don’t run to conclusion. if there is something lie lie mohammed has taught us, is to be patient and don’t run to conclusion

    He said, “Can you enter any country
    without a visa? No person can enter any country without a visa.
    Presently, I am in Saudi Arabia performing my Hajj as the Amirul Hajj of
    Bayelsa State and this can be confirmed. I flew Flynass from Kaduna on
    the 27th. So, it is really a shame that Lai Mohammed who has defiled the
    name of Allah has become a pathological and award-winning liar.

    “Nobody enters any country without a
    visa and I have not been to South Africa since 2002. My passport is
    present. I flew Arik airline from Lagos on the 27th and went to Kaduna
    where I flew Flynass airline and came to Saudi Arabia.

    “APC has reduced itself to a party of
    liars just the same way their presidential candidate, notorious liar and
    confirmed dictator, General Buhari, stage managed an assassination in
    order to gain cheap popularity and where more than 100 people were
    killed and he has not been put on trial. The evil they wish me will be
    visited on their home.”

    • King Carlos

      I’ll believe Lai Muhammed 100 times before assessing Asari dokubo’s reply. This dokubo is a knoen terrorist that took arms against the state. APC wouldn’t have mentioned his name if he was not part of it, when the name of Ayo Oritsejafor was mentioned, that’s how they called sahara reporters an apc media. The only way to disgrace Lai Muhammed is for the federal government to publish the names of the other nigerians on d plane.

      I can never believe that Asari dokubo has one passport. He’s a terrorist that should be rotting in jail like Okah.

      • Abel Wariboko

        I thought he was in jail in SA according to Lie Muhammad

        • endingNaija

          Nigerians are not concerned with the date september 27. So? Can you provide where your terrorist Asari-Dokubo was on September 4 and September 5?
          Thanks!!!

    • endingNaija

      “the truth”, can you please redeem the real un-contaminated truth by asking President Jonathan and the govt to publish the names of the two Nigerians use to launder the money? That is the way to know the real truth.

      • emmanuel

        Launder you mean?

        Which investigation did you carry out since the issue broke out to conclude that it was a money laundering scheme.

        People should not make themselves miserable by the lies they are fed with. Be a real man, dig for the truth. Life is not only about the survival of a political party called APC

        • endingNaija

          emmanuel, you get eyes? You and your PDP and Goodluck Jonathan said the money belongs to Federal govt of Nigeria-right? But a sovereign country -South Africa- IS KEEPING CONFIDENTLY ANOTHER COUNTRY’S MONEY-Nigeria, and that country called Nigeria CANNOT DO ANYTHING about “her”(i.e. Nigeria) being kept by South Africa. Where do you think that happens? Nigeria does not even have the temerity to demand for “her” own money from South Africa. And South Africa is keeping “NIgeria”‘s money CONFIDENTLY and South Afirca is telling Nigeria “I am keeping this money ($9.3m) until you say the truth….” And Nigeria cannot do anything!!!! eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh mani_kay na mpitikwelu na emmanuel na redeem, you dey laaf me too much. Anyways tell us if it is true or not that President Jonathan is the 6th richest African head of state. Some people think that report is wrong because President Jonathan’s wealth and money kept for him by his purse-Mrs DAM of the oil industry is being underestimated. What do you think redeem na emmanuel na mani_kay na mpitikwelu? Yu foit laaaf person too much. Oga don finis for dis one .

    • endingNaija

      Mr. alleged “the truth” , Mr. alleged “neutral” man, you posted your friend’s (Asari-Dokubo’s) “defense” . But I have just one observation and question.
      1.Observation: Your friend Asari-Dokubo in his own defense said he is presently in Saudi Arabia performing Hajj having flown from Kaduna on September 27.
      2. Question: The money laundering on the jet of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor occurred September 4, September 5, Asari -Dokubos’ defense does not include events of September 4 and September 5: So? Can you ask your friend Asari-Dokubo to tell Nigerians WITH VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE AND PROOF where he was on September 4 and September 5? SO? Question is: where was Asari-Dokubo on September 4 and September 5? There is a lacuna in your friend Asari-Dokubo’s defense, the defense you helped him to post here. Asari-Dokubo, where were you on September 4 and September 5? Tell us!

      • Chima

        He that is alleging let him proof. The onus is on APC and Lie to prove their allegation not the other way round. Stop running arround reacting to every comment on this issue. The burden of proof lies with APC and Lie not Asari.

      • Omo Oodua

        Shut up Mr busybody! Whats your problem with Sept 4 & 5 that you have been shouting all along? You name is endingNaija, and surely Nigeria shall be history if GEJ is not re-elected, mark my words! Moron!

        • Troublesome

          Omo Oodua my foot? So it is you that will carry weapon and destroy naija if your distance brother from Niger delta is not re-elected. Omo ale Yoruba ni wo. Where does Oodua have link with Niger Delta people. Bawo ni e se tan. Iwo je OPC abi? Bastard!

        • endingNaija

          I see say di thing wey I talk pain you small. So? Answer-where was Asari-Dokubo your criminal and terrorist friend of Goodluck Jonathan on September 4 and September 5? To rush to September 27 when we are talking about September 4 and September 5 is called DISTRACTION. So tell us where was terrorist Asari Dokubo on September 4 and 5?

  • Otunba Fari

    Dear Editor Premium Times:

    ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED MUST GO!!

    In the interest of truth and decency in public discourse i earnestly urge all newspapers in Nigeria plus all on-line publications to make a concerted call that Alhaji Lai Mohammed be declared persona non grata for lacking in honesty and for engaging in lies-telling un-becoming of a public official of a political party.

    In that wise, the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is urged to forthwith remove Alhaji Lai Mohammed from office as Publicity Secretary of APC. He lacks veracity. If Nigeria is to make progress, it will have to do without someone like Alhaji Lai Mohammed whose educational pedigree is dubious, besides that his innate inability to articulate a public issue with clarity of thought is disgraceful.

    I will like to implore Asari Dokubo to go to a court of law immediately and sue Alhaji Lai Mohammed for 500 million Naira, which will be granted in damages as a matter of course, for the falsehood that Alhaji Lai Mohammed distributed widely to imply that Asari Dokubo is in prison detention in South Africa for criminal offences of money-laundering and smuggling. The APC must be joined as defendant in the case for several liability of 500 million Naira apiece. Alhaji Lai Mohammed is becoming a public nuisance and closer to being a smelly sore in a decent society.

    • endingNaija

      Otuba Fari, since you are very close to the presidency of President Jonathan, and you know the two Nigerians used to launder $9.3m on Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s jet, can you kindly name these two Nigerians? If you name the two Nigerians, and you present them before Nigerians, that will be the proof Nigerians need. So why is this diffcult for you and President Jonathan and PDP to see and do?

      • Emeka Anyanwu

        Pls why waste ur time on the people who are paid to come and defend the president, doing their work, the much they can.this cash is known to be on its way to cyprus.this money belongs to the president.this trip is an everyday activity in nigeria.hv u not asked yourself y ruben and okukpe,hv not said a word on this issue.if asari say he is not in that jet, let him claim damages in court from apc.y do u think he is quiet about all of this.pls my brother dont waste ur time.jonathan is nigerias worst president.

    • Pere

      Here we are O! This is Asari Dokubo in Mecca performing the pilgrimage. Lai Mohammed of APC said Asari Dokubo is in jail amongst the three persons who accompanied $9.3million in cash to South Africa. Haba! Why does Lai Mohammed lie like this? Everyday lies, lies, lies! When will he stop?

      Why does APC think that Lai Mohammed who has no credibility can help the party look good? Look, let’s be blunt on this point. Lai Mohammed alienates people. He repulses decent people. No one listening to Lai Mohammed will give APC a second look. The man is just a bunch of lies – plus, a shame and a disgrace to Nigeria’s educated class!

      • endingNaija

        I am sure you went to school-right? And you can count numbers/numerals 1,2,3, etc-right? Is there a difference between September 4 and September 5 (when Pastor Oritsejafor and President Jonathan used two Nigerians and one Israeli to launder $9.3m to South Africa on Pastor Oritsejafor’s plane ) on one hand and September 27 on the other hand when the Asari -Dokubo the terrorist claimed he was in Mecca? So the date at stake is September 5( in South Africa) and NOT September 27 in Mecca. I am sure you know, but you want to distract. Tell us where the terrorist Asari Dokubo was on September 5. And give us the dated pictorial evidence of where he was on September 4 and September 5.

    • endingNaija

      Otunba Fari, please yes, Let Asari-Dokubo go to court and let him tell Nigerians with dated pictures where he was on september 4 and september 5. We are not interested in where he was on September 27. We are interested in where he was on September 4 and 5. Okay?

  • kwango

    The two Nigerians on Ayo’s money laundering jet scandal have diplomatic passports and according to protocol South Africa cannot name them. The Isreali doesn’t have hence was named. If Asari Dokubo has diplomatic or Official passport, he may not need a visa from South Africa. His denial based on not having a visa on his Nigerian passport is very suspicious. However since the transaction is illegal according to South African laws, those two Nigerians should be named by South Africa irrespective of what passport they have.

    • emmanuel

      If you know someone to IGNORE his press conferences, it is LIE. He only parades himself as a Jounarlist, but have no single sense of decency.

      The APC political values has been heavily tainted by their tacit support for Boko Haram and their flagrant debasement of simple ethics in spewing out falsehood againt the Nigeria State which they pretend to want to rescue!

      • endingNaija

        Can you please name these two Nigerians your party PDP and PDP president Jonathan used to launder $9.3m to South Africa.? Second, is it true or false that President Jonathan is the 6th richest African head of state? Answer emmanuel.

        • emmanuel

          I can seat down to cook up stories push it to my ilks in the media who would look for one or two incidence (related to the person which couod be positive) wether related or not to burnish it and it become saleable to the gullible minds.

          Meanwhile,the Fulanis have always had their guys in BBC and VOA, some of which moved to Aljazera and AFP, so nothing when come dey surprise me.

          The ring deployed to unseat Jonathan is wide, moreso, now that we have told the USA that the world is a ball and does not begin and end in their continent, so more platform for the enemies of Nigeria to operate from

          • endingNaija

            Look stop all these turunchi-big grammar-Just name the two Nigerians President Jonathan and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m on Pastor Oritsejafor’s private jet. That is all my broda. if you name these two Nigerians, then you would successfully proved your point. Finally, ask your principal-President Jonathan to declare PUBLICLY his assets so that we Nigerians his EMPLOYERS who pay his salary thru our taxes will SEE with our own EYES his assets. That way we know whether he is or not the 6th richest African head of state. Take these two tests and stop beating about the bush!

          • Chima

            WHat did your constitution say about asset declaration? You dont need to play to the gallery by concocting some public declaration.

          • endingNaija

            This is common sense. And I believe all humans have one. If Goodluck Jonathan is reported to be the 6th richest African head of state, and he said it is not true, how does he prove that it is not true? Simple- HE SHOULD PUBLICLY DECLARE ALL HIS HIDDEN AND UN-HIDDEN ASSETS BEFORE NIGERIAN TAX PAYERS WHO PAY HIS MONTHLY SALARY AS THEIR PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT JONATHAN SHOULD SHOW HIS EMPLOYERS I.E. NIGERIANS HIS ASSETS TO PROVE THE NEWS FALSE. This is DEMOCRACY my friend and not some village or hamlet norm. If he does not do that, then the news stands to be refuted-i.e. TRUE. Ol boy dis na common sense , no be rocket science-and you ought to be able to see it. If we want to be part of the democratic and civilised world there are basic standards to follow-all those talks that “I am a rich man or woman” when you are common thief is gone. You will be exposed and you will pay the price at the appropariate time-whether head of state, governor or minister. We will follow you for years diligently and expose you are the right time.

          • James Breen

            This is nonsense. If someone accused you of something it is up to them to prove it, not up to you to prove that you have not done it. The magazine said President Jonathan is the 6th richest African Head of State, then let then prove it, or shut up. If they are responsible journalists they must have sources and evidence. Otherwise it is tantamount to slander ! President Jonathan does not have to prove anything to anyone until such time it is proven that his assets have been acquired illegally and or corruptly. So if someone accused you of being a drug dealer should you need to start defending yourself !! Let your accuser prove his accusation. This item of news was designed to trigger people to start asking questions and it has achieved its objective. The fact is President Jonathan is now refuting the allegations and the fact of the matter is until evidence is found he should take the only course of action and sue the magazine, if he is confident that he has not undertaken any wrong doing !!!

          • emmanuel

            Provide your TIN number, tax payer koo tax payer nii!

      • kwango

        Why did you read Lai’s press statement if you advise he should be ignored? Why have you been following someone you claim is not relevant? This gives you away easily and turns the table of spewing rubbish on your doorstep. Next time you’ll still rush to read Lai’s statements! Ewu

        • emmanuel

          illitracy of the educatee is the worst form of mental ailment.

          Ignore could mean do not take his information for value and that is my solution.

          The best humans are those who are not easily influenced by the things they come across – sound minds.

          If you do the Holy bible, read 2 Timothy 1:7 – timidity is unacceptable to sound minds. We do not fall for LIE’s lies. >ok to Ignore> move on to next command!

          Scoundrel. How gave birth to this mentally retarded fellow who cannot think well?

  • D-ONE

    in nigeria, bad boys carry the day!!!!!!! buhari, ibb, abacha all coup plotters!!!! carrying the day! running the show!
    al-mustafa, asari, tompolo, asake!!!! the lkist is endless!!!
    no be today e start!!!! tinubu is still collecting over 1 billion from the lagos state govt!!! no one is talking. he bought a 16 million dollar jet recently!!!! do i hear a hussssh!!!! no word!!!!
    amaechi has 3 private jets!!!! the list is endless!!!
    may God help this country!!!!!!

    • Enemona

      You forgot to mention a few more names, the new emperors!

    • endingNaija

      Is president Jonathan the 6th richest African head of state? Yes or No. If No, please let President Jonathan make PUBLIC his assets -both hidden and un-hidden. Second, let President Jonathan TELL Nigerians the two Nigerians on Pastor Oritsejafor’s plane used to launder $9.3m to South Africa-period. Stop your distraction. It is a style from Goodluck Jonathan online yahoo yahoo boys and girls and we NIgerians will counter that.

  • change 2014-2015

    Was asari Dokubo was not on the plane with usd9.3m, who are the Nigerians aboard d plane?

  • no be lie

    Lie Lie Mohammed, stop running your mouth anyhow. Nigeria and Nigerians are too Big for your nonesense. Tell your party to stop collaborating with other foreign countries to cause problems for us in Nigeria,..Please oga Lie lie, we dey beg you..

    • James Breen

      Lai Muhammed. Someone of the same name recently addressed a cross party section of the British Parliament with a a public presentation of negative and highly critical reports of the Nigeria government very recently. I s this the same person ??