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Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by midolian(m): 7:05am On Mar 28, 2016
– The spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party ministers’ forum claimed that nobody has traced any money to Jonathan’s accounts

– Buhari’s anti-corruption committee reveals in what circumstances ex-president could be investigated

– Prominent lawyer supposed that former president can be charged at least with conspiracy as all deals were done under his nose



Professor Itse Sagay, the chairman of presidential committee against corruption, has explained when ex-president Goodluck Jonathan could be probed.

He has blamed ex-minister of national planning, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman, concerning the blameworthiness of Jonathan in the ongoing anti-corruption cases.

Suleiman, who is the spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party ministers’ forum, had said that former president could not be held liable because no stolen funds had been traced to the former president’s personal bank accounts.

He had said: “All these issues of corruption under Jonathan happened between March and April last year. It was purely an election issue. Nobody has traced any money to Jonathan’s account up till now, but money was traced to Abacha’s accounts.”

Meanwhile, Sagay claimed that while he could not say if there was a case against former president or not Jonathan could be held liable if it could be established that he made unlawful approvals for funds to be paid into other people’s accounts.

Sagay said: “Only the EFCC can say if Jonathan is culpable. Guilt in criminal law requires proof and there must be evidence. So, what I would say is that if a case can be established against Jonathan as regards public funds, then he has a case to answer.

“I don’t know if that has been done. I have not seen anybody who says he was given the money by Jonathan himself although one can say that instructions to any institution that public funds should be released to other people for purposes, which those funds were not designated, is in itself a criminal affair.

“So, it is not only when money is found on you that you have a case to answer. If you are a person in authority, and you issue directives to people under you, who are keeping public funds like the Governor of the Central Bank, and an illegal order is given to him for the release of funds, that, in itself, will raise a case for Jonathan to answer if in fact he issued such an order.”

Another prominent lawyer Yusuf Ali, said it was too early to discharge anybody as probes into corruption that took place under the past government were still ongoing.

“The whole process is ongoing. Investigations are still ongoing. Until somebody is convicted, nothing bad can be said about such person. I believe when we get to the bridge, we shall cross it,” he stated.

“There is no point for anybody to be excited or be happy for now until the whole story is in the open. Investigations are ongoing.”

At the same time, Jiti Ogunye, a lawyer from Lagos, defined Suleiman’s statement as provocative and highly irresponsible.

According to him, the fact that a number of politicians, who served under the Jonathan government, were facing criminal trial was enough to probe the ex-president with conspiracy.

Ogunye said: “That statement by him is provocative and highly irresponsible. And the reason I say that is that former president Goodluck Jonathan was the head of the executive arm of government at the time he presided over the affairs of the country.

“All the officials that are being held to account and during whose trials, as we speak, Nigerians are now learning about the mind-boggling  stealing or looting of public treasury, were answerable to him; they were running his errands and therefore Nigerians expect that being the person on whose table the buck stopped as of the time he was the President, that he would be able to superintend them and ensure that those his subordinates didn’t loot the nation’s treasury.



“Can’t the former president be charged with conspiracy? He can, on the basis of those revelations because for what purpose was the money given to those people? On the strength of that alone, a charge of conspiracy can be sustained against the former president.

“For anybody to be annoying Nigerians with such a statement that nothing has been traced to the former president, one wonders what he was thinking. This is not theatrics, we are talking about things that have wrecked this country and then people are engaging in ludicrous polemics.”

Since Buhari’s anti-corruption war commenced, a lot of prominent names have been indicted and still being probed, particularly the case of $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal allegedly perpetrated by former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki.

A lot of Nigerians have also called for the probe of Jonathan under whose nose the money was stoled and the nation’s treasury looted blind.

The anti-graft commission has reportedly received a nod from presidency to probe Jonathan as Buhari’s media aide said that there was no secret pact between the incumbent and former leaders to exclude the ex-president from the list of corrupt people to be investigated by this government.

While some Nigerians want a prospective probe to be limited to former president’s administration, some countered that it should be extended to all past governments.

https://www.naij.com/779184-arms-scam-jonathan-can-probed-buharis-panel-reveals.html

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Nobody: 7:06am On Mar 28, 2016
Ok
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by midolian(m): 7:11am On Mar 28, 2016
Prominent lawyer supposed that former president can be charged at least with conspiracy as all deals were done under his nose
i kinda agree with these lawyers angry

We entrusted our tubers of yam into your hands buh you couldn't keep them safe because you were so lost into drinking..now, we have found our yams in some goats belly and you expect us to leave you? Where were you when they were feeding fat with our yams? undecided

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Nobody: 7:12am On Mar 28, 2016
Jonathan Ebele Gi Ne Mem
Jonathan sef
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by possibilita(m): 7:14am On Mar 28, 2016
Watching in 6D
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Nobody: 7:15am On Mar 28, 2016
I can't wait for this to come true. Atleast wailers can now actually confirm the height of embezzlement/misappropriation that rocked under the nose of their hero.

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by omenka(m): 7:18am On Mar 28, 2016
I doubt he's be disgraced publicly like Badeh et al but I know they'd definitely reach a deal for him to return some of the yams he coveted behind closed doors.

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by alatbaba1(m): 7:24am On Mar 28, 2016
Make I buy dis plot of Land first.
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Pidggin(f): 7:25am On Mar 28, 2016
They have been trying to find evidence against him for months, yet nothing but if any of their chieftains should be probed for just a day or two, you will discover endless looting. The God of GEJ is still alive take note cheesy

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by okosodo: 7:25am On Mar 28, 2016
Abeg make dem go sleep, dem neva fit jail 1 person since almost one year now dem dey talk rubbish, you can only deceive the people who does not know how nigeria works

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by TheNonce: 7:29am On Mar 28, 2016
angry


That suleiman is an _idiot that has benefitted from "lootery" that's why he can make such a _moronic statement! Any one that thinks ebele was not a big thief as well as being a major architect behind all the looting that was going on during his reign must have a brain that is only used as a decoration!




All this grandstanding fools no one! HE WAS AS AWARE AS AN OTUEKE OWL!

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by ReduceWeight(m): 7:31am On Mar 28, 2016
Pls begin the probe, we all want to see where it will end.
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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Decibel: 7:33am On Mar 28, 2016
Trash, another propaganda from Lai Mohammed and his ilk to divert attention of the masses from the hardship APC and Buhari are inflicting on Zoogerians at the moment.
Buhari surrounds himself with sycophants and incompetent people -Ango Abdullahi (March 2016)

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Sunky200: 7:51am On Mar 28, 2016
there's is no way Jonathan can/will stay clean.

He's got hundreds of questions to answer

btw, if there is no concrete evidence against him, the EFCC can perhaps try him for breach of trust
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Firefire(m): 7:54am On Mar 28, 2016
APC stupidity now glaring to the brainwashed zombies. (Everything in Nigeria now upside-down)

We warned you guys.

Good luck on your stupidity, Oh APC Zombies. undecided

Btw: We are still waiting to see when the arrested looters will be 'charge to court of law'.

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by demarc001: 11:35am On Mar 28, 2016
We haf hear. The ones they have arrested nothing is coming out of it all. Politics is a game of caucus, they settle themselves. In their inner chambers. Na dem dem jare!

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by popcykaylah(m): 11:36am On Mar 28, 2016
I agree to probing gej but atleast dasuki and the rest should be thrown in kuje for good..else if they go ahead now ..there will be no justice at the end..
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by macaranta(m): 11:36am On Mar 28, 2016
Biting more than what they can swallow, why not round up with the countless corruption cases at hand.

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Nobody: 11:36am On Mar 28, 2016
[size=18pt]GEJ TILL 2019[/size]

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by adedam007(m): 11:37am On Mar 28, 2016
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by dannyQ: 11:37am On Mar 28, 2016
Mhm... Interesting
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Youngzedd(m): 11:37am On Mar 28, 2016
midolian:
i kinda agree with these lawyers angry

We entrusted our tubers of yam into your hands buh you couldn't keep them safe because you were so lost into drinking..now, we have found our yams in some goats belly and you expect us to leave you? Where were you when they were feeding fat with our yams? undecided

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by worlexy(m): 11:37am On Mar 28, 2016
Jonathan is their problem, from day 1. Even after he left government for them, they still can't do anything without mentioning Jonathan's name. They told us that Buhari has studied Nigeria's problem for 12years and if given opportunity to be elected, he would hit the ground running. But here we are today. Something as simple as making fuel abundant at official pump price, he cannot achieve, at a time when oil price is dropping all over the world, we are here in Nigeria paying more for less oil. Official pump price is N86.5/L but we are buying it at N150/L and above. SOS oh Lord

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Sunofgod(m): 11:38am On Mar 28, 2016
GEJ is clean... [Not too sure about Mama Peace]

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Mynd44: 11:39am On Mar 28, 2016
midolian:
i kinda agree with these lawyers angry

We entrusted our tubers of yam into your hands buh you couldn't keep them safe because you were so lost into drinking..now, we have found our yams in some goats belly and you expect us to leave you? Where were you when they were feeding fat with our yams? undecided

RICO law

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by pembisco(m): 11:39am On Mar 28, 2016
midolian:
i kinda agree with these lawyers angry

We entrusted our tubers of yam into your hands buh you couldn't keep them safe because you were so lost into drinking..now, we have found our yams in some goats belly and you expect us to leave you? Where were you when they were feeding fat with our yams? undecided
dulardhino should also be probed for the cbn scam under his watch. nonsense

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Billygee2u: 11:41am On Mar 28, 2016
midolian:


https://www.naij.com/779184-arms-scam-jonathan-can-probed-buharis-panel-reveals.html

this good for nothing government,stop drawing Nigerians backward with your fake fight against corruption

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by MrKong: 11:41am On Mar 28, 2016
Look...there shouldn't be preferential treatment for anybody....all goats that ate our yam must be probe and prosecuted even if the goat bia-bia dey touch ground
Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by Diomimi: 11:42am On Mar 28, 2016
midolian:
i kinda agree with these lawyers angry

We entrusted our tubers of yam into your hands buh you couldn't keep them safe because you were so lost into drinking..now, we have found our yams in some goats belly and you expect us to leave you? Where were you when they were feeding fat with our yams? undecided

better focus on the present happenings in the country. naija is sinking and even the president cannot stay in this country for a whole two weeks without traveling. fix d present problem first Mr zoo.

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by onyemachius(m): 11:42am On Mar 28, 2016
Nah Today..

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by M4gunners: 11:43am On Mar 28, 2016
No money has been traced to Jonathan's account, but money has been traced to Abacha's account. Let me go home with this for now.

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Re: Buhari's Panel Reveals When Jonathan Can Be Probed by gare(f): 11:43am On Mar 28, 2016
Sagay said: “Only the EFCC can say if Jonathan is culpable. Guilt in criminal law requires proof and there must be evidence. So, what I would say is that if a case can be established against Jonathan as regards public funds, then he has a case to answer

Can Sagay advice PMB to compel Amaechi to answer to his own case too, so that this govt will not been seen to be operating double standards.

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