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Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by helpee(m): 11:45am On May 15, 2016
Is Nigerian leader's pal 'fantastically corrupt'? Friend of African president accused of stealing £500million

* Muhammadu Buhari seen by some as leading the battle against corruption
*But worrying allegations swirl around one of Nigerian leader's close allies
*Rotimi Amaechi accused of misappropriating £338m commission probing sale of state assets
*Also accused of diverting £140m of state funds into Buhari’s presidential campaign


When David Cameron was caught on camera last week before an anti-corruption summit describing Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’, the African state’s president rallied to the Prime Minister’s defence by agreeing with him.

But although Muhammadu Buhari is seen by some as leading the battle against corruption, worrying allegations swirl around one of his close allies.

Rotimi Amaechi, who travelled with the president to the summit, is Nigeria’s transport minister and is said to have bankrolled Buhari’s presidential campaign.

In the Nigerian press he has been dubbed ‘ATM’ – the American term for cash machine – because of his ability to produce vast sums of money at short notice.

He remains in his post despite being accused of misappropriating £338million by a commission investigating the sale of state assets.

Some of that money is likely to have come from UK taxpayers, who gave the country £1billion in aid over five years to 2014, including £248million in 2014 alone.

Separately, Amaechi is accused of diverting £140million of state funds into Buhari’s presidential campaign, with reports he paid for media, consultants and private jets.

The allegations come as the president stands accused of enjoying a lavish lifestyle while many millions suffer in poverty.

A leaked draft budget for 2016 showed the Nigerian government earmarked £16million for the refurbishment and maintenance of the president’s official residence, Aso Rock Guest House, in the capital Abuja.

There was also a request for £13million for building a VIP wing at a hospital used by families of the president and his ministerial team.

Mr Amaechi has denied the allegations against him.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3590934/Is-Nigerian-leader-s-pal-fantastically-corrupt-Friend-African-president-accused-stealing-500million.html

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by bigboss80s(m): 11:51am On May 15, 2016
I think Buhari should go easy on those who stole money that was meant for bribing INEC officials for GEJ's reelection since his election was funded by dirty money as well.
The truth is that it is close to impossible to become Nigeria's president without making certain compromises but that doesn't mean that we can't change things.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by successmatters(f): 11:52am On May 15, 2016
Whenever it's an APC crime, the EFCC is lame and unconcerned.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by inicyril(m): 11:52am On May 15, 2016
In zombies voice, 'that was his old life, he is now a saint'.



the 'book of deceit' 20 vs 15: all ye that decampeth to APC are a new creature and av been washed off ur sins in politics through dullard our lord and personal Savior.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by Nobody: 11:54am On May 15, 2016
Is Nigerian leader's pal 'fantastically corrupt'? Friend of African president accused of stealing £500million.

Muhammadu Buhari seen by some as leading the battle against corruption
But worrying allegations swirl around one of Nigerian leader's close allies
Rotimi Amaechi accused of misappropriating £338m commission probing sale of state assets
Also accused of diverting £140m of state funds into Buhari’s presidential campaign
When David Cameron was caught on camera last week before an anti-corruption summit describing Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’, the African state’s president rallied to the Prime Minister’s defence by agreeing with him.
But although Muhammadu Buhari is seen by some as leading the battle against corruption, worrying allegations swirl around one of his close allies.
Rotimi Amaechi, who travelled with the president to the summit, is Nigeria’s transport minister and is said to have bankrolled Buhari’s presidential campaign.
In the Nigerian press he has been dubbed ‘ATM’ – the American term for cash machine – because of his ability to produce vast sums of money at short notice.
He remains in his post despite being accused of misappropriating £338million by a commission investigating the sale of state assets.
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Some of that money is likely to have come from UK taxpayers, who gave the country £1billion in aid over five years to 2014, including £248million in 2014 alone.
Separately, Amaechi is accused of diverting £140million of state funds into Buhari’s presidential campaign, with reports he paid for media, consultants and private jets.
The allegations come as the president stands accused of enjoying a lavish lifestyle while many millions suffer in poverty.
A leaked draft budget for 2016 showed the Nigerian government earmarked £16million for the refurbishment and maintenance of the president’s official residence, Aso Rock Guest House, in the capital Abuja.
There was also a request for £13million for building a VIP wing at a hospital used by families of the president and his ministerial team.
Mr Amaechi has denied the allegations against him.
Source, dailymail.uk

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by helpee(m): 11:57am On May 15, 2016
bigboss80s:
I think Buhari should go easy on those who stole money that was meant for bribing INEC officials for GEJ's reelection since his election was funded by dirty money as well.
The truth is that it is close to impossible to become Nigeria's president without making certain compromises but that doesn't mean that we can't change things.
but buhari should compensate those that dollarised lagos with bribes, matching atiku dollar for dollar using state funds. That one is not dirty money...it is clean OIL money.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by Nobody: 11:58am On May 15, 2016
we are corrupt no doubt but not fantastically corrupt

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by Aringarosa(m): 11:58am On May 15, 2016
Until Buhari starts probing those around him, of which some are his ministers and advisers, nobody is going to take him serious.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by successmatters(f): 11:58am On May 15, 2016
Do you want him to arrest him chief campaign financier?

Impossicant!

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by seunmsg(m): 11:59am On May 15, 2016
This useless UK dailymail again? Instead of investigating their stories properly and getting the facts of the matter, they just copy unsubstantiated lies from PDP propaganda sites and publish to unsuspecting British public in order to poison their minds against supporting UK aids to Nigeria. The UK government and people should be told that we don't need their fvcking aids anymore, they should simply give us back our stolen funds that are hidden in corrupt British banks.

If any commission in Rivers state is so sure that Amaechi misappropriated £338million, the Rivers state government through the Rivers state ministry of justice should charge him to court. He has no immunity from criminal prosecution, they should charge him to court and stop making wild allegations.

Buhari is already prosecuting those who stole at the federal level, state should please join the fight against corruption by prosecuting those who stole state funds.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by WildChild00(m): 12:01pm On May 15, 2016
I think the fight against corruptn should cut across all board, fighting just one section/people is not too good!

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by tempest01(m): 12:02pm On May 15, 2016
'' Some of that money is likely to have come from UK taxpayers, who gave the country £1billion in aid over five years to 2014, including £248million in 2014 alone. ''


They are just against UK aid to Nigeria...

Amaechi stole from Rivers state...not UK.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by AhmadMind: 12:04pm On May 15, 2016

My thoughts...
embarassed


Oyinbo man sef!! shocked They gave more aid so they can catch Nigeria red-handed.

One day Amaechi will suddenly be arrested in London or US.

Right now they have unearthed his billions and are waiting for this scene( David Cameron's gaffe) to be forgotten before they disgrace PMB (so it doesn't appear like revenge).

MI5, MI6, Scotland Yard will revenge the spite of PMB asking for assets to be returned.




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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by DropShot: 12:05pm On May 15, 2016
If Amaechi actually stole from Rivers state and the current governor cannot prosecute him, he is an Ineffectual Buffoon.

Buhari is to FG what Wike is to Rivers State. EOD.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by helpee(m): 12:05pm On May 15, 2016
seunmsg:
This useless UK dailymail again? Instead of investigating their stories properly and getting the facts of the matter, they just copy unsubstantiated lies from PDP propaganda sites and publish to unsuspecting British public.

If any commission in Rivers state is so sure that Amaechi misappropriated £338million, the Rivers state government through the Rivers state ministry of justice should charge him to court. He has no immunity from criminal prosecution, they should charge him to court and stop making wild allegations.

Buhari is already prosecuting those who stole at the federal level, state should please join the fight against corruption by prosecuting those who stole state funds.
now that it is amaechi, EFCC should keep quiet while ministry of justice should take over. so, essentially, EFCC is now the prosecuting arm of APC. for your information, it is the duty of EFCC to investigate and prosecute financial crimes whether it involves husband and wife or state or federal govt.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by helpee(m): 12:07pm On May 15, 2016
DropShot:
If Amaechi actually stole from Rivers state and the current governor cannot prosecute him, he is an Ineffectual Buffoon.

Buhari is to FG what Wike is to Rivers State. EOD.
so you agree that EFCC is being used by buhari abi? maybe each state should promulgate a law that will set up their own state financial crimes commission such that as EFCC is exonerating UMAR the state will be indicting him

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by successmatters(f): 12:07pm On May 15, 2016
DropShot:
If Amaechi actually stole from Rivers state and the current governor cannot prosecute him, he is an Ineffectual Buffoon.

Buhari is to FG what Wike is to Rivers State. EOD.

Are you just coming back? Has wike not submitted his report after investigation. The efcc just decided to ignore the governor because he is from pdp.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by Lordave: 12:10pm On May 15, 2016
DropShot:
If Amaechi actually stole from Rivers state and the current governor cannot prosecute him, he is an Ineffectual Buffoon.

Buhari is to FG what Wike is to Rivers State. EOD.
So it's no more the toothless EFCC and Daura Secret Service (DSS) that should prosecute persons but their successors?

Chei, Daura-Dullard Cowboys never cease to amaze me with their illogical hypocrisy!

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by seunmsg(m): 12:13pm On May 15, 2016
helpee:
now that it is amaechi, EFCC should keep quiet while ministry of justice should take over. so, essentially, EFCC is now the prosecuting arm of APC. for your information, it is the duty of EFCC to investigate and prosecute financial crimes whether it involves husband and wife or state or federal govt.

EFCC is not the only agency with powers of prosecution. When a civil servant steals from the state government, they don't usually wait for EFCC to prosecute him. Tell the ministry of justice in Rivers to do their job since EFCC have refused to prosecute. This is a federal democracy and the federal government doesn't have a monopoly over which case to prosecute or not.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by DaBullIT(m): 12:15pm On May 15, 2016
I am reading and i don't understand


first the writeup says He remains in his post despite being accused of misappropriating £338million by a commission investigating the sale of state assets.

Then the writeup says he bankrolled the president's campaign


Someone please tell me which assets Amaechi sold in Rivers state that is worth 338 M pounds

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by helpee(m): 12:16pm On May 15, 2016
seunmsg:


EFCC is not the only agency with powers of prosecution. When a civil servant steals from the state government, they don't usually wait for EFCC to prosecute him. Tell the ministry of justice in Rivers to do their job since EFCC have refused to prosecute. This is a federal democracy and the federal government doesn't have a monopoly over which case to prosecute or not.
tell me a single case of corruption involving a civil servant since the days of obasanjo that was prosecuted by any other agency other than EFCC. just paste the link to such news here pls

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by Nobody: 12:17pm On May 15, 2016
Buhari and Amaechi are fantastically corrupted......quote me anywhere

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by DropShot: 12:17pm On May 15, 2016
successmatters:


Are you just coming back? Has wike not submitted his report after investigation. The efcc just decided to ignore the governor because he is from pdp.
So, what happens to taking him to court based on evidences?

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by helpee(m): 12:18pm On May 15, 2016
DaBullIT:
I am reading and i don't understand


first the writeup says He remains in his post despite being accused of misappropriating £338million by a commission investigating the sale of state assets.

Then the writeup says he bankrolled the president's campaign


Someone please tell me which assets Amaechi sold in Rivers state that is worth 338 M pounds
when you tell us the asset dasuki sold that is worth 2billion dollars, i will tell what amaechi sold to get a meagre 300million pounds

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by Lordave: 12:18pm On May 15, 2016
seunmsg:


EFCC is not the only agency with powers of prosecution. When a civil servant steals from the state government, they don't usually wait for EFCC to prosecute him. Tell the ministry of justice in Rivers to do their job since EFCC have refused to prosecute. This is a federal democracy and the federal government doesn't have a monopoly over which case to prosecute or not.
Absolute balderdash!

So EFCC now cherry picks a case to prosecute?
My Lord! I this how PMD plans to eliminate corruption?

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by successmatters(f): 12:19pm On May 15, 2016
DropShot:

So, what happens to taking him to court based on evidences?

Is it Anambra state government that took olisa metuh to court?

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by DropShot: 12:20pm On May 15, 2016
helpee:
so you agree that EFCC is being used by buhari abi? maybe each state should promulgate a law that will set up their own state financial crimes commission such that as EFCC is exonerating UMAR the state will be indicting him
Each state has other mechanism to prosecute and recover stolen assets.

This report is obviously sponsored. If not, let Wike take Amaechi to court. After all, he set up judicial enquiry for that purpose. What has happened to the committee's report since?

Next tori joor.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by DropShot: 12:21pm On May 15, 2016
successmatters:


Is it Anambra state government that took olisa metuh to court?
Mettuh's alleged stolen money is FG's and not state's.

Next?

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by sample042(m): 12:21pm On May 15, 2016
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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by successmatters(f): 12:22pm On May 15, 2016
DropShot:

Each state has other mechanism to prosecute and recover stolen assets.

This report is obviously sponsored. If not, let Wike take Amaechi to court. After all, he set up judicial enquiry for that purpose. What has happened to the committee's report since?

Next tori joor.

He should go to Abuja and arrest him? The guy is shielded by federal government.

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Re: Amaechi Accused Of Stealing £500million - Dailymail Uk by mars123(m): 12:22pm On May 15, 2016
helpee:
so you agree that EFCC is being used by buhari abi? maybe each state should promulgate a law that will set up their own state financial crimes commission such that as EFCC is exonerating UMAR the state will be indicting him
laws are promulgated by a military regime but enacted by a civilian regime...We are in a democracy, correct yourself.

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