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Cock And Bull From Jonathan’s Cousin, By Yusuf Ozi-Usman

Ozi Usman 3So many stories have been flying around in Nigeria since the campaign against the treasury looters and other sundry corrupt public officials in the previous regimes began.
The story has been either that the treasury looters are admitting that they actually got what the anti corruption agency said they got as part of their cut from the national cake but that they did not steal it (remember the stealing is not corruption advocate), or the looters are fighting tooth and nail to stop their trials despite palpable evidences of their looting spree. There are others who went as far as to international court to ask that he should be left to smile back home to enjoy himself despite that young gallant military officers have been killed by senseless Boko Haram insurgents because he, the man, obviously diverted money meant to buy modern war weapons for them, to fund the Presidential campaign of his master.
The latest was the story floated by the cousin of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the nation’s immediate past President, Azibaola Robert.

He it was who concocted a cock and bull story that officers of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), who are holding him on account of alleged looting of $40 Million, pressurized him to implicate the former President as a condition for setting him free.

The EFCC had on March 23, arrested Robert over an alleged diversion of the $40m through a firm: One-Plus Holdings, which a sister company of Kakatar Construction and Engineering Company Limited, through allegedly phoney contract of securing oil pipelines.

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He was said to have received the money from the then National Security Adviser , retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, who is also being prosecuted for diversion of funds allegedly meant for procurement of arms to fight insurgency.

Even my four-year-old grandson in Nursery 2 would laugh scornfully at such ridiculous lie, for, it is not conceivable that EFCC needs a lowly personality like Robert to get at the former number one citizen of this country if the need arises.
Robert and his kinsmen are even indirectly insulting their benefactor, Dr. Jonathan, by linking him to issue that the anti graft agency has not mentioned anywhere in its investigations, so far.
At any rate, is Robert saying that ex President Jonathan was corrupt and that he looted the treasury and it is only him that knew of it, for which the EFCC operatives are intimidating him to expose?
Obviously, if the EFCC has anything against Dr. Jonathan, at the level it is operating, it doesn’t make sense that it had to intimidate a third party like Robert, who is facing corrupt charges, to establish a case against him.
The story spawn by Robert might have looked attractive to those whose objective reasoning has been coloured in opposition political designs, but to those of us who manage to still maintain our sanity, it is nothing but a crap, a concoction, a misnomer and above all, a cock and bull. [myad]