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The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by docadams: 3:40am On Dec 31, 2018
Trending on front page is the thread: Buhari Has History Of Bringing Looted Funds To Nigeria – Atiku

The issue of 53 suitcases has characterized several presidential electioneering campaigns since 1999.
Most notable is the 2011 presidential campaign. In an interview published in the Vanguard, 21 March 2011 Candidate Buhari directed his interviewers to channel further questions on the 53 suitcases to Atiku Abubakar, the person in charge of customs at MMA when the incidence occurred.
Atiku in a riposte acquitted himself and blamed “rude and crude” soldiers from Buhari’s headquarters for the slip This doesn't tally with his current proclamation that Buhari has a history of bringing looted funds
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanguardngr.com/2011/03/53-suitcases-saga-buhari-blasts-atiku-jonathan/amp/

Again on May 3, 2017, Atiku shed further light on the 53 suitcases in an interview with Thisday and reported by several media outlets


Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said the importation of 53 suitcases when he was in charge of customs was done by a northern ruler

- He said the saga almost cost him his job

- The former vice president applauded the role played by the late Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo

Alahji Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has revealed what truly happened in 1984 over the importation of 53 suitcases when he was in charge of customs.

This Day reports that Atiku made this revelation on Wednesday, May 3 during the inauguration of an education endowment fund in memory of the late former Managing Director of Daily Times, Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja,

Atiku said the importation of the 53 suitcases was done by a first class northern ruler in 1984 which was during the military administration of Muhammadu Buhari and that the saga almost cost him his job as customs officer in charge of Murtala Muhammed Airport.

He said: “I was a young officer in 1984 in charge of Murtala Muhammed Airport while Ojo was a correspondent of The Guardian covering the airport. We got to know each other because apparently, there were some things we both believed in. Ojo was radical and I was radical, he believed in transparency and straight forwardness.

“Then this policy of change of the national currency came into effect by the military government. It was on a weekend when the issue of the 53 suit cases came up. I wasn’t at the airport because it was a weekend and I was the officer in charge of the place and so, there were beat officers conducting the affair

“The plane landed on the VIP section and the ADC to the Head of the federal military government came in with a military truck and personnel and drove straight to the aircraft and offloaded those suit cases and did not allow the Custom officers to do their work, and drove away.

“All the custom officers could do was to make an entry into what we called station dairy. If you are a policeman, custom or military man, you should know what a station diary means. It is a diary where we record all incidents as they happen.”

Atiku recalled the Ojo played saying “because he was such an investigative journalist, he got the report. He wasn’t there and normally, a station dairy is not a public document, but our own document. Somehow, Ojo, because of his inquisitiveness, came to know of that entry and from the extract of that entry, he told the world about the improper importation of 53 suit cases.

“I resumed duty on Monday and was confronted with national headlines about the 53 suit cases and without clearing from my headquarters, I just confirmed that there was such an importation and that investigation was being conducted.

“I was summoned to the headquarters and queried why should I confirm the report, and I said I did because it happened, and I met it in the station dairy. I was threatened with expulsion or dismissal from service and I said I was ready if that was an offence.

“The controversy raged on and the bureaucracy insisted that I should be fired and the then Minister of Finance who happened to be Dr. Soleye, said: ‘What is Atiku’s offence that you want him fired?’ As the minister, he over ruled the bureaucracy and I retained my job.”

He said the saga showed the kind of person Ojo was when it came to work.

“He was completely dedicated to investigating and writing the truth. No matter what you do or try to do, he will go ahead and write the truth.

“Since that moment, we struck a very close relationship. When I had the opportunity to work with him again, I did not hesitate to give him an appointment as one of my Special Advisers...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.legit.ng/amp/1102783-atiku-account-53-suitcases-saga-imported-nigeria.html

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by docadams: 3:40am On Dec 31, 2018
From Atiku's own account, he wasn't present at the scene of the incidence. He was home that day being a weekend. So the much he knew was from briefing by ground staff.So his recent claim that he prevented the smuggling of money into the country is a fat lie

He stated the number of suitcases brought in, not their contents, was entered into the customs" station diary. So how did he know the contents was money. If indeed it was money, he should kindly state in which currencies.

Atiku cannot pretend in his current ego trip that he didn't know who the suitcases belonged to. In 2017, he pointedly stated in the interview with Thisday, that a powerful first class traditional ruler in the north was the owner of the suitcases. Even though in his usual cowardly disposition he couldn't mention his name, we all know who that traditional ruler was. Why is Atiku now yarning a new tale.

He claimed, he almost lost his job as a result of the incidence. He should have lost his job and put on trial! Here is a man who said the station diary of the customs was supposed to be a confidential government document but allowed a journalist to peruse it which was later used to write a damaging report against the government and its officials, a clear violation of Decree 4.

Atiku should be asked of what became of the investigation he claimed to have initiated on the 53 suitcase saga

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:47am On Dec 31, 2018
This Athiefkwu is nothing but a liar and a criminal.

Different propaganda from the loser everyday.

Sai Baba, carry us to the NEXT LEVEL abegii.....


For wailers, this is for you...

You wake up every morning and rush to social media in search of bad news of this nation,so that you will comment and share it among your friends.......
but when you see the good news ,you pretend to be blind.
And every night you stay in one corner of your room praying to God to bless anything you lay your hands on in the same country. 
Hmmmm!!! May God forgive and have mercy on you.
#May our President Succeed 
#When Nigeria become great , you wailers will surely see it.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by Stalwert: 3:48am On Dec 31, 2018
docadams:

From Atiku's own account, he wasn't present at the scene of the incidence. He was home that day being a weekend. So the much he knew was from briefing by ground staff.So his recent claim that he prevented the smuggling of money into the country is a fat lie

He stated the number of suitcases brought in, not their contents, was entered into the customs" station diary. So how did he know the contents was money. If indeed it was money, he should kindly state in which currencies.

Atiku cannot pretend in his current ego trip that he didn't know who the suitcases belonged to. In 2017, he pointedly stated in the interview with Thisday, that a powerful first class traditional ruler in the north was the owner of the suitcases. Even though in his usual cowardly disposition he couldn't mention his name, we all know who that traditional ruler was. Why is Atiku now yarning a new tale.

He claimed, he almost lost his job as a result of the incidence. He should have lost his job and put on trial! Here is a man who said the station diary of the customs was supposed to be a confidential government document but allowed a journalist to peruse it which was later used to write a damaging report against the government and its officials, a clear violation of Decree 4.

Atiku should be asked of what became of the investigation he claimed to have initiated on the 53 suitcase saga

Athiefku knows that Cownu might have fled but he left behind teeming morons who without reason or common sense will believe his every lie. He has literally contradicted himself, he is trying hard to compete with Obliar aka Obigot aka O'dishonesty aka Obarawo.

How did he stop what he wasn't around to oppose?

Or did he stop the suitcase spiritually?

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:51am On Dec 31, 2018
Stalwert:


Athiefku knows that Cownu might have fled but he left behind teeming morons who without reason or common sense will believe his every lie. He has literally contradicted himself, he is trying hard to compete with Obliar aka Obigot aka O'dishonesty aka Obarawo.

How did he stop what he wasn't around to oppose?

Or did he stop the suitcase spiritually?
Both of you guys have said it all!
Good to know that we still have reasonable youths in this nation.
God bless you guys.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by MallamJackson(m): 4:02am On Dec 31, 2018
so what exactly is the point of this article?


To tell Nigerians that Atiku is liar?


We've heard worst already yet guess what? Nigerians are nonetheless preferring him to your failure of a president. one of the worst reason for Nigeria's suffering today is the fact that "the supposed man in charge was never, has never, and will apparently never be in charge".

We refuse to be perpetually ruled by "certain men behind the curtains"

Uhna work never even begin!


#Bama so!!


Sai ya koma daura cikin kunya!!


It's very much still a project


#Back2Daura

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by Racoon(m): 4:03am On Dec 31, 2018
"President Buhari currently faces serious allegations, which include staging show trials of opponents of a regime that is accused of corruption and graft, while simultaneously shielding his own party members and inner circle.
https://www.thecable.ng/why-you-should-not-invest-in-nigeria-former-uk-secretary-of-state-writes-investors
As it have been before, so it's now and so will it ever be.This issue was a well documented corruption of the inglorious Buhari military era as military HOS.

Just as officials of this present government escorted their biggest culprits Abdulrasheed Maina & Madam Kemi Adeosun to escape hence avoid criminal prosecution.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by docadams: 4:13am On Dec 31, 2018
MallamJackson:
so what exactly is the point of this article?


To tell Nigerians that Atiku is liar?


We've heard worst already yet guess what? Nigerians are nonetheless preferring him to your failure of a president
K
Uhna work never even begin



Sai ya koma daura cikin kunya!!

It's very much still a project


#Back2Daura

The aim of the thread is to expose the inconsistencies in his stories. This is in keeping with the questionable personality OBJ said he has.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by docadams: 4:28am On Dec 31, 2018
Racoon:

As it have been before, so it's now and so will it ever be.This issue was a well documented corruption of the inglorious Buhari military era as military HOS.

Just as officials of this present government escorted their biggest culprits Abdulrasheed Maina & Madam Kemi Adeosun to escape hence avoid criminal prosecution.

We all know that in Obigot China, Atiku would have long been dead

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by iammo(m): 4:39am On Dec 31, 2018
Very silly write up

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by ipobarecriminals: 4:58am On Dec 31, 2018
sad tell dat Thief to trafu to US.Why he dey Fear

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by cialis50: 5:03am On Dec 31, 2018
Lol. I knew the whole charade of Atiku (a bloody civilian) claiming to prevent the importation of the suitcases in a military regime is as silly as it is laughable.

He simply looked the other way.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by MallamJackson(m): 5:05am On Dec 31, 2018
docadams:


The sim of the thread is to expose the inconsistencies in his stories. This is in keeping with the questionable personality OBJ said he has.


No one at all harbours any doubts as to Atikus "questionable proclivities"

this aboki na is a fact, and it bleeds the heart of many Nigerians my self inclusive as to the choices we're left with

a vote for Obizeks, Sowore or Hasheem separately by Nigerians is as good as returning a proven failure (Buhari) back to power


there's apparently only one way for the country to rid itself of this "failure and a mistake" of a man


and we shall make it happen come the '19' polls

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by three: 5:21am On Dec 31, 2018
ok
Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by deepwater(f): 5:21am On Dec 31, 2018
lol
Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by AntiWailer: 5:27am On Dec 31, 2018
This Atiku na yahoo yahoo

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by ImperialYoruba: 5:28am On Dec 31, 2018
The controversy raged on and the bureaucracy insisted that I should be fired and the then Minister of Finance who happened to be Dr. Soleye, said: ‘What is Atiku’s offence that you want him fired?’ As the minister, he over ruled the bureaucracy and I retained my job.”

Was Soleye part of Major General Buhari's ministerial cabinet?

grin

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by Peacemaker5128: 5:32am On Dec 31, 2018
Atiku and obituary are the greatest liars in the history of mankind

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by SimplePlan34: 5:33am On Dec 31, 2018
Kk

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by raumdeuter: 5:34am On Dec 31, 2018
The Northern ruler was Emir of Gwandu

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by IamPatriotic(m): 5:34am On Dec 31, 2018
Will Atiku ever get anything right in his campaign, too many unfounded allegations and brazen lies, se won fi se won ni?

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by Shikini: 5:37am On Dec 31, 2018
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I don't understand the reason for this thread
Who hurriedly moved it to homepage sef?


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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by Shikini: 5:38am On Dec 31, 2018
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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by life2017(m): 5:38am On Dec 31, 2018
Atiku has been busted

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by Mccullum: 5:39am On Dec 31, 2018
Atiku is a man of many atrocities committer which is very glaring because from remark of the ex-president Obasanjo about him enlighten us more on his personality.



Any way I still prefer Buhari than him.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by deafeyez: 5:39am On Dec 31, 2018
Politicians has been deceiving Nigeria from 1900 till date grin

More revelations to come.

The only corruption case against Atiku is go to America but I am beginning to see that Bhari has stack bag of corrupt cases. Just saying though.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by musa234(m): 5:40am On Dec 31, 2018
El rufai said exactly the same thing atiku said. whoever thinks buhari has integrity is a very big fool. All Nigerian politicians are thieves and fraudsters. Only paid agents and blind supporters hails these politicians, not one of them is a innocent. Nigerian politicians including buhari are evil, greedy and heartless.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by ORIENTATION101: 5:41am On Dec 31, 2018
ATIKU always twisting and spining history in order to decieve his supporters this is atiku 3rd lie this month alone.

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Re: The 53 Suitcases Were Owned By A Norther Ruler - Atiku (2017). Did He Lie? by ironheart(m): 5:41am On Dec 31, 2018
Own goal. Atiku keeps shooting him self left right and center. He is left with a head shot

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