Information available to 247ureports.com through sources in New York conversant with the goings on within the Nigeria/USA diplomatic circles indicate that the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Malam Muhammadu Buhari is certain to embark on more arrests of officials of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. The information indicates that a pre-list had been prepared by the Buhari kitchen staff of likely officials to be arrested and investigated. The list was drafted prior to President Buhari trip to the United State of America [USA] to visit with President Obama.
Specifically, President Buhari is set to trigger a deluge of arrests of high profile officials of the Jonathan administration. The arrest is to come immediately following his return from his USA trip. The President had delayed the arrests in order to seek a concrete nod from President Obama over supposed “untouchables” contained in the list. Among the untouchables mentioned in the list include officials within the security ranks and officials within finance management and petroleum resources management.
Our source indicates the Obama administration had given the President of Nigeria an earlier go ahead – prior to the current visit. The current leg of visit has netted a second go ahead nob to proceed with the arrests – while promising USA’s support – in providing the necessary resources to track the corrupt money trail. “Obama folks promised they will not interfere” or stop the arrest of Nigeria’s ‘sacred cows’.
247ureports.com learnt from a consortium of other sources – President Buhari’s determined obsession on impressing upon the Obama administration a perception of his administration as the pivotal anti-corruption administration in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly Africa.
The presidency has opted to embark on mass arrests – the kind never witnessed in Nigeria’s young democratic experience. With the support of his kitchen staff comprising largely of old friends from his active military years and other close family members, Buhari, according to the source, appears determined and resolved.
Unverified but credible information indicates that the former Minister of Defense in the person of Aliyu Gusau and the former Minister of Finance in the person of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala are likely next on the line of fire for the Buhari presidency. “Oshiomole’s recent public attacks on madam is not coincidence” said the source who pointed at the Edo State governor’s public accusation of former minister of finance as part of the plot.
“Aliyu Gusau will be called in” to retire funds expended on the fight against Boko Haram and to explain the embarrassment served the Nigerian military in the hands of an inferior adversary. The source added the military intelligence believes Aliyu Gusau’s activities as having aided the Jihadists group – financially and intelligence.
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