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Arms Deal Saga: EFCC Arrests Saliu Atawodi for Alleged Diversion of N600 Million

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues to investigate the alleged $2 billion arms deal fraud saga. 

On Thursday, the commission arrested more suspects in the case including former Chairman of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Marine Safety, Saliu Atawodi, who is being accused of alleged diversion of N600 million meant for acquisition of military boats for the use of the Nigerian armed forces, Vanguard reports.

Atawodi was said to have awarded the contract for the boats and fully paid for them while none was supplied at the end of the day, thereby making Nigeria lose the funds.

The report further states: “Others who are already being detained in connection with the arms deal include former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; Chairman Emeritus of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa and former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.”

52 Comments

  1. kk

    December 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

    And this Ladies and Gentlemen is HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES!!!!!!!

    • Mr Gbajumo

      December 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      ” EVIDENCE ON AVM ATAWODI (RTD)
      I, Rabiu Hassan, hereby confirm, re-assert and declare that it is absolutely true that the N620, 910,000.00 paid to me by AVM Atawodi and credited into my account on the 28th November, 2011 with A/C. No. 1830010246947901- HYPERTECH NIGERIAN LTD was indeed and in fact mostly converted into USD$ which AVM Atawodi collected and diverted for his private use. ”
      Gbam!….The man sharply UBER the yams !

    • Bade

      December 5, 2015 at 4:53 am

      LMAO! OMG I see what you did there with that last line. Y’all so crazy.

    • Tomiwa

      December 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

      But where is the Rabiu Hassan now? He accepts he collected and spent “bribe” and is not in EFCC detention with the others? They should lock the guy up too nah!

  2. dr

    December 4, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Buhari is cleaning house…Other African counties should emulate

    • Bade

      December 5, 2015 at 4:58 am

      From the comments below it’s so clear this man’s kids have BN commenters as friends. Theft is theft is theft regardless of how ‘humble’ someone appears.

      There is NO smoke without fire and for someone to be in Nigerian public service for as many years as he has with as much power as he did, it is not at all unlikely that he actually perpetrated the crime.

      Just peep the lifestyle of his children for starters. No other developed country would allow such without questioning.

      Nigerians need to em-brain themselves. Wake up and smell the corruption.

      Sai Buhari.

    • James

      December 5, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Is this maybe personal for you? How do you know his children’s “lifestyle”. I am 100% an acquiantance of the family, and they asked that we do a bit of old research before judging, before this even got to the news. Most of the comments are probably as a result of the email that went out. His daughter sent an email with scanned proof (letters/accounts). And when they say “only 600″…to hold power as long as he did, and suddenly get clumsy on a M600N deal is odd. So we are asking for more to be done before the media proves judge and jury. (Yes it is a lot of money, but relative to what went through PICOMMS per day, its a drop in an ocean)
      I suggest you wait till he is out and is able to hopefully give a statement and perhaps throw stones then.

  3. One sided judgment

    December 4, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Report properly! There are facts from 2012/2013/2014/2015 on this case! How are we in a country where a man is disallowed to leave after honouring an invite! Only to be quizzed about ONE man’s hear say? We are back Military times! Buhari is desperately looking for a fall guy

  4. The Mine

    December 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Ole Barawo Onyeoshi!
    refund the money and pay the interest….
    na naija money your children dey use enjoy life?
    kpele Sir!

    • Karma

      December 4, 2015 at 11:46 am

      haha and the quick to judge haters show themselves. This is a dangerous precedence for PMB to be setting. giving EFCC the power to try people on hear say with zero evidence, as opposed to in actual courts. Nigerians do not understand this is the beginning of the end times.

  5. James

    December 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Searched this story. Was it not thrown out of court years ago? Curious as to why the AVM’s side is not being reported
    http://www.bribenigeria.com/alleged-n3bn-scam-ex-picomms-chair-fights-back/

  6. Truthseeker_01

    December 4, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Poor reporting BN- tell us what really went down? If Azazi tried to scrap Nimasa (fact it got scrapped by the senate) and TomPolo became head right after…Sounds too shady to believe Rabiu Hassan’s story…

  7. Shuiab

    December 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

    so the man was Chairman of PICOMMS for 8 years- and we are trying him on a N600 Million hear say?? They clearly could not find anything else on him so pulled up and old baseless story!

    • J

      December 4, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      I was really wondering the same thing!! Surely PICOMMS has more than N600m go through it PER DAY! Why would he then be so careless for 600N?? Meeting him at IBB golf course that he built the tennis court at to collect bribe?? I played in one of his tournaments, everyone at IBB golf club knows Atawodi, he built the tennis court. That part really threw me off! Even if he wanted to collect a bribe, he would now tell the guy to bring the money in CASH to IBB?? Abeg this one we are NOT fooled!

  8. xag

    December 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Ah, the MD of Uber’s Dad. At least the man invested in his kids education and they are rather well-raised and achievers in their own right. Doesn’t make him any less a criminal though. E don dey chop since.

    • Leems

      December 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

      I was wondering if it was the same man, he has very well raised children! This is sad if true

  9. Leems

    December 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

    He awarded the contract- the contractor did not deliver- and HE gets blamed?! hahaha NIGERIA!
    So where is this contractor that was singing so freely then? BellaNaija Interview him na

    • Lol

      December 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      Are you five?

  10. The Optimist

    December 4, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Nigerians why? Why? Why are we quick to believe stories? Worse still when these stories are coming from people like Rabiu Hassan.

  11. Bill

    December 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I read the old articles sent out by his family. It is really terrible if this is just an attempt at blackmail gone wrong. It seems fact that there was an attempt to shut down PICOMMS by late General Azazi,which coincidentally was the exact same time this scandal broke out! The senate then voted to shut down Picomms after it ran for 8 years because of this….Tompolo ws then chosen to head maritime. This is like an interesting movie, would be interesting to know more

  12. The Optimist

    December 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Rabiu Hassan obviously said so much lies to implicate Atawodi in a pursuit of a bargain to make him walk free. But hey! Hypertech got so much rolled up in their sleeves

  13. Sani Hamza

    December 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

    A visit to Rabiu’s house once wowed me. When my boss asked how did he do it? he just started to run his mouth on many deals. This boat deal inclusive. Thats how loose he can get with his mouth even without being put on duress. I mean, that guy says alot ALL THE TIME

  14. owaifo Andrew

    December 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

    If he is found wanting on the alleged N600M only, then Nigerians should applaud him owing to the fact that huge amounts have passed through his office and only N600M, i mean ONLY N600m is being investigated. Atawodi is the a saint amongst his peers

  15. ONTHEFENCE

    December 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

    After reading the above comment, went and did some research. Because honestly the tin no make sense. 8 years of Nigeria’s maritime security and just n600million? Copied and pasted some excerpts below (bribenigeria.com/alleged-n3bn-scam-ex-picomms-chair-fights-back/)

    “…But Atawodi told the SSS panel that Hassan had filed a baseless petition in order to divert the attention of the government from probing his (Hassan’s) activities.

    He opened up on how the contract came about and why Hassan should be held accountable.

    He also gave details of the accessories of the boats, including training armaments, radar and Automatic Identification System (AIS).

    A source in the grilling panel quoted Atawodi as saying that in October 2011, Alhaji Rabiu Hassan had reached out to PICOMMS with a business plan to take on already produced K-38 boats from TP Marine, in The Netherlands.

    The source said: “According to Atawodi, the petitioner (Hassan) asked the Federal Government to hasten up action on the proposal because many countries and buyers were also pressurising TP marine to buy the boats.

    “Atawodi alleged that Hassan, who served as the representative of Hypertech Nigeria Limited proposed an initial cost of Euro 15.5million. But PICOMMS said it should not be rushed into a contract and opted to carry out an audit or inspection of the boats to meet the required international standards.

    “We were careful from the beginning; we did not want to do anything which will ridicule Nigeria, “Atawodi told the panel.

    From his submissions, he admitted that he put a former National Security Adviser into confidence on the proposal before PICOMMS.

    He said the ex-NSA claimed that it would be in the interest of the nation to acquire the six boats.

    He said a team of PICOMMS staff and the CEO of Hypertech Nigeria Limited, Mohammed Mustapha (without Rabiu Hassan) later went to The Netherlands to inspect the boats.

    Atawodi added that the inspection team discovered that the boats were in “good shape with required standards.”

    On how the N620m ($4m) came about, Atawodi told the panel that Hypertech sought initial payment to “serve as a guarantee to secure the boats.”

    Concerning the alleged diversion of N620million out of the contract sum, the source said Atawodi insisted that there was nothing like that.

    The ex-AVM was quoted as saying: “I have built a good reputation over the years, I cannot tarnish a career that made me to rise to the rank of an Air Vice Marshal. I did not divert a kobo from the contract sum.

    “I did not ask Hassan Rabiu to convert the N620million into USD and deliver same to me personally. The statement of Account of Hypertech Nigeria Limited with ECOBANK showed how Rabiu expended the N620million.

    “I challenge him to bring evidence to prove that he ever cleared his account to convert Naira to US dollar to bring to me.”

    Atawodi said on the 14th April 2012, Rabiu wrote a letter to him in which he admitted to have “paid the money in full for the basic boats…They have no reason not to release the basic boats immediately.

    “How can someone who admitted paying for the six boats in writing turned back to say that he withdrew the N620million and converted it into US dollars for me?”

    Responding to a question, Atawodi said PICOMSS complied with the nation’s procurement requirements as contained in the law establishing the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).

    Regarding the two Israelis questioned over the contract scandal, a source said: “The Israelis have testified and they were able to convince the panel that they facilitated contact with Zvi Yanai (aka Turbo), who was the agent appointed by TP Marine of The Netherlands.

    “They even tendered evidence of $500,000 wired to assist Hypertech UK Limited to secure the six boats for Nigeria .

    “So far, there is no proof that these Israelis wanted to defraud the Federal Government of Nigeria. Instead, they showed proof that Hassan is owing them $810,000.”

    “We also have issues surrounding the ownership of Hypertech Nigeria Limited, Hypertech UK Limited and Hypertech(UK) Limited. Findings have shown that Hypertech Nigeria Limited and Hypertech UK Limited which negotiated and won the contract are owned by Mohammed Mustapha with Hassan as the face of the organization.

    • James

      December 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you for posting this!! BellaNaija if everyday people can just google and find more information, why cant you??? You are being attacked because we expect this flimsy reporting from Linda etc, but BN had a reputation of being better than that! Disappointing…can we really trust the news anymore?
      I am sorry but no where do they hold anyone off hear say! Human rights abuse. In ALL his career, you are only pinning down N600M?? SMH this has me angry!

    • Bade

      December 5, 2015 at 5:04 am

      Did you say “only” 600M? Father Lord. What is happening and who are these people with keyboards?

  16. The Mine

    December 4, 2015 at 11:57 am

    saharareporters.com/2015/12/03/efcc-arrests-avm-atawodi-ex-chairman-presidential-implementation-committee-marine-safety

  17. Ghen Ghen

    December 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Can anyone see perfect story? This reads exactly like a script. If all this is true, his story will not be this accurate. This shows the stories are doctored.

  18. Sqn Ldr Mohammed

    December 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I am a military man. AVM Atawodi had a blemish free record, young fighter pilots will tell you they still hold him in very high esteem! When this story first came out, we urged Atawodi to put his side out in the media, but he said it was against security protocol to do that. Rabiu Hassan wrote a letter of apology and the ministry of justice threw out the case as being baseless, so it died.
    It is shocking that Buhari has now pulled this out. General Buhari please recall that Atawodi led the maitatsin fight (old version of bokoharam) to Chad and led you to victory, you used this same point when campaigning! Now you want to use the same man to show that you are doing work. As a military man, you owe it to him to have done some more due dilligence before instructing the EFCC to hold him!

    The contractor accusing Atawodi attempted a rogue deal with late Gen Azazi. Atawodi ended up refusing to play ball. A few days later, this story with the contractor willingly telling his side was all over the papers. Weeks later, PICOMMS was closed.
    Atawodi. We your old boys stand with you sir! No body can break a true military man of your calibre! Let them try!

    • Bade

      December 5, 2015 at 5:06 am

      You the blind old boys stand abi? Did you sign the accounts with him? Or personally negotiate? Let justice run it’s course and let it prevail.

    • James

      December 5, 2015 at 10:21 am

      They know the man’s charecter and the truth. Perhaps that is why so many have spoken on this? Do not be so quick to judge, you are not EFCC!

    • Tomiwa

      December 5, 2015 at 10:38 am

      LOL! The tin don pain Bade!
      We are eagerly awaiting all this “proof”
      BN ask them to provide the proof!!!

    • NoNoNO

      December 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you @bade!

  19. The Machine

    December 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    This article isn’t objective. Slightly premature. BN, have you been sued for defamation before? Stick to pretty wedding dresses if your journalism cannot be objective. Articles should seek the truth and not push people’s propaganda

  20. SugarDaddy

    December 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    From the article written, why is the focal point Atawodi! The contractor is yet to deliver the boats. What happened to the remaining 11million. Too much hear say. I’ve read other articles about this deal so why is this peddled as the truth. BN, did you follow the money, they mention Ecobank. At least we can see trail. Looks like a hasty Copy & paste job. No real research! Let’s enter 2016 with truths and hear all the facts before condemning people that have worked their entire life building their lives into thieves. That’s how they almost rubbished Fashola name and brilliant 8 years because of website. Shiooo. I no believe your story!

  21. Joshua

    December 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Nah, woke up to read this. You only have to meet AVM Atawodi once to know that this is too odd! The most humble man. The old articles are beginning to get buried with the slew of these reports. Thank God the internet does not forget! Go back and do some research into this old scandal people!

  22. Flt Ltnt Tokshino

    December 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Sir the your old air force boys are behind you! You led us well from director of DFRI to Air officer commanding and let us rise with you! We stand with you sir

    • Lol

      December 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Olurunmaje

  23. officer adamu

    December 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Our AVM! Allah will not allow false persecution win the day. Salute sir

  24. NoNoNO

    December 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I do not want to rejoice at another’s downfall and in fact it is really really hard for me not to rejoice while reading this article. So all I will say is this:

    We pray that God/Allah gives Buhari the wisdom and strength he needs to do what is necessary to free Nigeria from crooks, murders, and their offsprings.. We pray that our enemies — these shameless thieves who have bleed our country dry, destroyed the dreams of generations of Nigerian’s children, and made a mockery of the sacrifices of the efforts of our fore-fathers to free us from the White man’s oppression and the belief that we are less than — will stop STEALING OUR MONEY. God please help them to develop SHAME. Help them to develop EMPATHY for:
    – the millions of bright children who are denied great education,
    – the pain families go through when a loved one dies in the death halls masquerading as hospitals in Nigeria
    – the pain families go through when a loved one dies from death traps we call roads
    – the anger and helplessness a father/mother feels when he/she cannot provide 3 sqaure meals for their child(ren)
    – the pain/isolation we feel when we have to leave OUR homes and become foreigners in other people’s countries because our government continues to fail us.

    Father, if these crooks refuse to step aside in peace (instead of fermenting hate between the tribes and sowing discord in our government institutions – FATHER WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL BLESS THEM WITH A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATHS.

    God please as Buhari is cleaning house, also help the children of our enemies to develop a a true sense of responsibility. This way they can use the stolen loot passed down to them to build National Institutions that contribute to the good of the nation (Think rockefeller, Carnegie, etc). If these children do so then we beseech thee to bless them and remove the curse of their fathers and mothers from their heads. But If they refuse to do so and insist on displaying their ill gotten wealth on Social Media, or worse continue the bad deeds of their parents, Father WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL STIKE EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF THEM DOWN ONE BY ONE. Father, we pray that for generations to come, that they and their progeny will peace/joy/happiness/love/true friendship. May they never know what a good marriage is, may their children bring them nothing but pain and shame, and may the only peace/happiness they know be that which their ill gotten loots can buy.

    Nigerians, say AMEN!!!

    • Maina

      December 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      You are foolish! Praying for people to die! God forgive you!

    • NoNoNO

      December 5, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      @Maina you are the one who is FOOLISH. You and sycophants like you.

      If the actions of a few people cause the pain, suffering, and loss of live for MILLIONS of people. you should bless them abi? Idiot like you. I don’t blame you … you are probably the offspring or associates of the people who have decided that Nigeria is their personal Kingdom.

      I have no words for people like you except to say that the PRAYER EXTENDS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR GENERATIONS.

      If it hurts/pains you so much then tell your thieving/killing parents to stop destroying the lives of your fellow human beings. BUT no, you like the temporary pleasures it gives you here on earth. May all of you go and enjoy the things that money can buy. But for everything else :
      – love
      – laughter
      – the smile of a child
      – good and productive children that bring only honor
      – true love/devotion/the company of people who genuinely love you for who yo are
      – the countless beautiful things that money can’t buy that make life worth living
      they will be denied to YOU and everyone who continues to destroy the lives of Nigerians.

  25. Benson Ossai

    December 4, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Nigeria government collected loan from china and Dasuki shared the money with cronies.Dasuki you try.You really love the north.Kudos to pmb.Probe should extend to power and work sector.Probe Abah moro pls and the sure-p office.Collect all the estate mama peace built too.I rest my case.

  26. Aisha

    December 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Kai this is so sad that this man is being prosecuted by the media when the case is widely known to not be water tight.
    Nigerians, we really need to stop this itchy finger syndrome and wait for proper judgement before we rain insults! The truth has been emailed to a group of people, I think the family is waiting till he is released to allow the press carry the actual story. It is going to be VERY interesting when they do! I am actually glad this story is coming to light, because Nigerians are about to learn how much crap goes on behind closed doors!

  27. RA

    December 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Received the forwarded email with the scanned account details and Rabiu’s initial statement pleading with Atawodi. He is a lucky man to have such bright kids, because they saved and documented all evidence. I am glad I was emailed before I joined the public to make judgements with no facts. But I worry about the state of Nigeria, if men are detained on allegations that have strong proof showing otherwise, it truly does mean we are back in military regime. Praying for the Atawodi’s, God will allow the truth be revealed.

    • Mr Gbajumo

      December 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      ” EVIDENCE ON AVM ATAWODI (RTD)
      I, Rabiu Hassan, hereby confirm, re-assert and declare that it is absolutely true that the N620, 910,000.00 paid to me by AVM Atawodi and credited into my account on the 28th November, 2011 with A/C. No. 1830010246947901- HYPERTECH NIGERIAN LTD was indeed and in fact mostly converted into USD$ which AVM Atawodi collected and diverted for his private use. ”
      Gbam!….The man sharply UBER the yams !

  28. Gbenga_07

    December 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Na wa oh! dem just they arrest people left right centre. While baba dey tour the world dey snap instaFLEEK! Baba go slow this no be 1960 oh! Take am easy. Human rights law dey oh!

    • Lol

      December 4, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Its so hard to please Nigerians. Sigh

  29. Tomiwa

    December 5, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Definitely no smoke without fire sha…
    I am curious to see what all this proof they speak about below is. Are they going to release it for the public to see? You cannot ask us to hold off on judgement when it is only one side we are seeing! We are going off the reports! Because of these comments I am going to go do some googling to find the gist! Lol brb

  30. Tomiwa

    December 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    So it looks like there was some sort of personal fight between Atawodi and Late NSA Azazi? And their personal drama somehow ended up with this? We need to know more! If our leaders are fighting and shutting down govt agencies that were working as a result, they owe it to us to tell the tax payers what happened! Security protocol or not!
    EFCC should release their findings on this case to the public! Nigeria had an agency this hitech and got closed? Why? So confusing. I am more interested in this Azazi and Atawodi fight. selfish! That is like Biafra!!! These military men make the WHOLE COUNTRY suffer because of their petty “old boy” beefs! Disgusting. Azazi has escaped this mess in an odd way.

    Found this from Thisday:

    The Federal Government may have unwittingly shot itself on the foot in the battle against piracy, oil theft and other criminal activities along the Nigerian coast in 2012, when it was misled to scrap the best maritime security outfit ever set up in the country known as the Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Safety and Security (PICOMSS).

    THISDAY findings revealed that the multi-billion naira agency was inaugurated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and was chaired by Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Saliu Atawodi (rtd) to deal with increasing cases of maritime crimes, crude oil theft and bunkering in the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea.

    The President was said to have requested that the National Assembly approve the setting up of a maritime security agency that will protect ships, oil facilities and ports in the Niger Delta region. The agency was expected to have wide-ranging powers, including superintending coastguard officials, inspect ships, arrest suspects and carry firearms within the region.

    According to a reliable source who was part of the key players mandated to operate PICOMMS, the agency was expected to provide security information on oil and gas pipelines, rigs, platforms and all other established installations Sources confirmed that the security agency will be funded from a one per cent levy on annual profits from companies using Nigeria’s waterways.

    The source alleged with regret that such an important agency was allowed to die because of some personal rivalry between its chairman, AVM Atawodi and the late National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Patrick Azazi.

    According to information made available to THISDAY, PICOMSS was designed as an intelligence-gathering ultra-modern and state-of-the-art joint forces agency. In the arrangement, which was already operational with equipment in all the major coastal cities across Nigeria, the Nigerian Army was given an administrative role, Navy logistics and Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was flying the King Air aircraft that is capable of recording and transmitting live of all the activities on the high sea.

    “The finance office was also handled by an Air Force serving Group Captain with three pay clerks,” the source disclosed. “PICOMSS had powerful maritime equipment and overseas-trained staff in all Nigeria coastal states. The Lagos branch of PICOMSS is in the premises of NITEL Office at Bar Beach Bus stop. It has state-of-the-art equipment in Calabar, Port Harcourt, Warri and other major cities that can monitor all the maritime activities from the control centre at the Office of NSA (ONSA) in Abuja.”

    The source blamed the downfall of PICOMSS on the feud between AVM Atawodi and the late NSA Azazi. He said they were unable to distinguish their personal sentiments from the work and this has cost Nigeria such an invaluable agency.

  31. Zara

    December 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    AVM Saliu Atawodi is a respected man from the Air Force. He did not work his way to be an officer and a gentleman to now get himself into crap like this. There are past posts proving he is not involved with theft & people should read those. Here they are:

    bribenigeria.com/alleged-n3bn-scam-ex-picomms-chair-fights-back/

    thisdaylive.com/articles/picomss-how-feuding-govt-depts-scuttled-anti-maritime-crimes-agency/216325/

  32. NoNoNO

    December 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    If Atawodi is innocent then ALLAH will definitely fight this battle for him – and when he WINS, people will come to respect and honor Atawodi even more.

    But is he guilty, then HE SHOULD PAY THE PRICE.

    Nigerias, please stop and think. All this posturing about “Your boys stand loyal” or whatever needs to stop. If you truly believe that your father/mentor is innocent – then you should urge him to come forward with the proof/papers that will vindicate him.

    Didn’t one of his supporters say that his smart children helped him save some documents that show he is innocent? Well, please this children should also know that they can release those documents to the public. Better yet, counter sue the Nigerian Government/EECC for slander and THEN EXPOSE THE TRUTH/REAL THIEVES.

    Nigerian will LOVE THEM FOR LIFE for doing so.

    In the meantime, you have to forgive Nigerians for not believing that any person who has been a a public servant – Atawodi joined the Nigerian Military 1972 – for over 50 years has CLEAN HANDS. Especially if said person’s children takes exotic trips to every expensive locations, wears very expensive designer clothes/shoes/bags, partakes in POLO, lives in expensive flats in some of the most expensive locations in the world, etc.

    Sorry,our collective experiences as Nigerian living in Nigeria has rendered us jaded. The burden of proof is on ATAWODI to show that his hands are clean – please expose the truth so that we can celebrate you and hold you as an example to other people.

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