Okonjo-Iweala rebuffs latest links to arms deal
From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) -FORMER Nigeria Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed new accusations of corruption leveled against her.
According to her, Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and other powerful and corrupt interests, have initiated a baseless story in some online media linking her to graft.
“These evil elements have distorted the contents of a memo dated January 20, 2015 in which the former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala responded to a request by the former National Security Adviser, Col Ibrahim Dasuki (retired) for funds to prosecute the terror war against Boko Haram, her Spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu, said.
Dasuki is under probe for the alleged theft of US$2 billion theft and awarding of phony contracts in the controversial arms deal.
“The attempt to link the former Minister’s name to any misuse of these funds for any purpose other than security as far as she understood it is totally false and cannot stand,” said the former minister’s spokesperson.
– CAJ News
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