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Group demands immediate arrest, prosecution of former President Jonathan



A civil society group, known as the forum for accountability and justice, has called for the immediate arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan, bythe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over what it termedas the alleged monumental corruption believed to have characterised his administration as the president of Nigeria.

The group, in a statement issued in Portharcourt, and signed by its leader, Comrade Luke Akartaka queried why theincumbent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari refused to question Jonathan over the numerous mind boggling revelation of monumental frauds and embezzlement of public funds under his government.The group berated the continued attitude of treating the former president as a sacred cow, even in the face of damning revelations, against his administration.

“It is very regrettable, that today, not even we the people of the Niger Delta region, where the former president hailsfrom, have nothing, to show for producing a president, who was in office for six years and all we knew, of his legacies, are the cases of corruption, that are now in monumental proportions.

The group said, the EFCC, can no longercontinue to exonerate Dr Jonathan fromhis subordinates’ proven acts of corruption.

For this country’s anti-corruption crusade, to be deemed successful, we believe the time has come for the EFCC to pick up Dr Jonathan to tell Nigerians all that he knows of the many cases of corruption that happened under him.

The group said it will not hesitate to approach the court for a compelling order, if the anti graft commission refused to act.

We had reported that as of August 2017, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was still investigating some high-profilecases involving over 100 politically-exposed persons and top-ranking public

A list containing names of cases being investigatedby the anti graft agency was recently sent to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

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