Metro Nigeria's Arms Deal: Tension In Jonathan’s Camp AS EFCC Moves To Arrest More Suspects



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Tension in the camp of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan following fears of more arrests of suspects over the $2.1billion phoney arms deals.

There were indications last night that more former Ministers in Jonathan’s cabinet and some former public officers might be picked up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), TheNation gathered.

The EFCC has also traced more than N8billion curious withdrawals from the Central Bank of Nigeria to Villa Coded account tagged Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Research Library.

About N3.425billion of the N8billion was withdrawn for “special purposes” after the 2015 presidential election.


  1. Investigation by TheNation also revealed that the anti-graft agency might arrest more suspects over the mismanagement of arms funds because of fresh clues.

A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “The ongoing investigation has led to the uncovering of looting of funds meant for arms procurement.

“Some ex-ministers in ex-President Jonathan’s cabinet and a few public officers will certainly be arrested to explain their roles in the alleged diversion of the funds.