Former Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarade Musa, has said that in view of the embarrassing revelations about massive looting of the $2.1billion arms fund in the buildup to the last general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has sufficient evidence to promptly arrest former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
In recent times, scores of politicians, former aides and army generals have been arrested and a number of them charged to court in respect of their alleged complicity in the diversion of the $2.1billion fund and from other sources.
In an interview in Kaduna, the septuagenarian said that from all indications, the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), must have acted on the instruction of former President Jonathan, hence, the need for law enforcement agencies handling the case to take his statement about the mismanagement of the fund.
“That (arrest) should have been done before now. President Buhari should have done it.
Immediately he was sworn in, he should have commenced probing Jonathan, instead of starting with Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and so on. Buhari should have started with Jonathan. “If $2.1 billion was voted for the purchase of arms and it was disbursed for other purposes, it must have been at the instance of the President.
If the National Assembly had appropriated the money for Jonathan to spend, why was it diverted? Jonathan should have been the first to be asked why the money was diverted. You should not be asking people who received the money for distribution; people who shouldn’t ask how the money came when the instruction was given,” Balarabe Musa said. He said Dasuki was an adviser.
”As far as the Constitution is concerned, Dasuki has no executive responsibility. So, how did he come to have powers to award contracts?
That power must have been given to him by the President. So, the first thing that Buhari should have done regarding the Dasukigate was to have asked Jonathan why he gave Dasuki the powers to spend the $2.1 billion,” he said. See interview on Pages 18 and 19.
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