The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on the National Assembly and the Economic and the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the controversial $9.3 million seized by the South African authorities from two Nigerians and an Israeli.
“Our Senators must rise to the occasion. EFCC must play its role in this direction by prosecuting those involved. It doesn’t matter whose ox is gored,” said JNI Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Aliyu-Abubakar in a statement.
The money was flown to South Africa in a private jet belonging to the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who had since denied he had knowledge of the whereabouts of the jet as it has been leased out. The money was said to be meant for the procurement of arms for intelligence agencies in Nigeria.
“All relevant government agencies must also discharge their responsibilities without fear or favour to show the world that our country is serious,” JNI added.
“The following posers are instructive: Is government short of official agents which necessitates assigning non-official ones? Why was the Presidential jet not used? With the current trend of cashless financial transaction, why is such huge amount carried in cash?”