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FG Defends $9.3 Million Cash Seized in South Africa

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The federal government is reportedly defending the seized $9.3 million cash transported to South Africa from Abuja by two Nigerians and an Israeli via a business jet.

According to allAfrica.com the Nigerian government is currently conducting diplomatic discussions with South African authorities concerning the issue. The funds were reportedly meant for the purchase of arms on behalf of Nigerian security services, and the documents proving the legality of the deal are said to have been produced.

South African authorities reportedly revealed that the money was impounded because the individuals did not declare the $9.3million. The non-declaration is contrary to the aviation and customs laws of South Africa.

Meanwhile, Ayo Oritsejafor – President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), whose private jet was used to transport the money, has denied involvement in the deal.

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2 Comments

  1. MARYAM MUAZU

    September 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    For all those defending GEJ and Orits (can’t be bothered to learn to spell the name…lol) CAN President on this issue, let’s flip the coin and see what you think now……..The Ghaniaians have just seized a private jet, owned by Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, in Accra. On board was unused mint $20 million, sealed in plastic (sign of CBN allocation), contained in 6 containers. The Israeli and 2 Nigerians on board have admitted that the money was meant to purchase arms and ammunition, under the radar of the international arms watchdog.
    However, the President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has just released a statement publicly admitting that he is aware of and approved the transaction. He has sent top officials of the FGN, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs to Ghana to sort it out…….Hehehe, search deep within yourself and adjust your ‘shokoto’, your bias is showing!

  2. mrs chidukane

    September 18, 2014 at 10:13 am

    For me oh from my little movie knowledge, lol, it’s the bad guys that buy weapons with cash.The government usually goes with defense contractors and i’m sure they’ll be more than happy to deliver to you. Have you noticed that whenever it’s election period you hear customs seizing containers full of weapons or plans breaking down in Nigeria with arms loaded? In my opinion its PDP stockpiling arms for election intimidation,i really don’t believe it’s FG buying arms anything.

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