President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has described as disgraceful, the alleged involvement of former president Goodluck Jonathan in an international fraud case.
The Malabu scandal uncovers how about $1.1 billion was transferred to an account controlled by Dan Etete by Shell and ENI through the Nigerian government.
In his response severally, the former president had maintained that he knows nothing of the allegations and described it as “cheap, predictable and recycled falsehood”.
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan did not ask for or collect any bribes, neither has he been charged for asking or collecting bribes, neither will he ever be charged with asking for or collecting bribes, because such never happened,” Ikechukwu Eze had said in a statement in May 2019.
Onochie in a tweet on Thursday, however, asked why there’s no outrage over the revelation while accusing the previous administration of “expanding” the scope of corruption.
“But why are Nigerians silent on this OPL245Fraud case involving prominent members of past Nigerian governments? Why is there no outrage over this International disgrace? Is it because they practice the “right” religion and come from the “right” part of Nigeria? Fraud is a fraud, she tweeted.
The Malabu scandal involved the transfer of about $1.1 billion by Shell & ENI through the Nigerian govt to accounts controlled by ex Nigeria. Petroleum minister, Dan Etete. It involved ex President Jonathan, who allegedly received $200 million bribes in the controversial deal OPL245Fraud.
Isn’t it a disgrace that Jonathan who had the mandate of Nigeria to look after her welfare, is the one who is featuring prominently in an International fraud case, OPL245fraud.
So how did past PDP governments fight corruption? They didn’t. They expanded the scope of corruption. ”