ABA—Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to arrest the former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo over his involvement in the controversial $2 billion arms procurement fund.
Nwobodo, who was named by former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, to have received N500 million from the fund, has since defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, a move believed to shield himself from prosecution.
Addressing journalists in Aba, Abia State National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu, urged Nwobodo to immediately disclose the beneficiaries of the money given to him.
“We charge Nwobodo to let Nigerians know how he disbursed the N500 million which he received from Sambo Dasuki. He should take clue from Dasuki as well as Chief Tony Anenih, who have since disclosed how they shared money made available to them. If he fails to disclose the beneficiaries within the next 21 days, appropriate actions should be taken to ensure that he faces the full wrath of the law.
“Since Nwobodo said the money was meant for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s mobilization campaign in the South-East, he should let the world know how he disbursed the money and all the South-East leaders and politicians who received money from him and how much he gave to each of them. If he pocketed the money, he should also let the world know.”
The youth group maintained that defecting to the APC would not save anybody, who had participated in sharing the nation’s commonwealth.
“We are aware that Nwobodo has decamped to APC, and we agree with Nigerians, even members of the APC, who have viewed his defection as a ploy to evade justice.
“The EFCC should not hesitate to arrest all the people, who had looted our commonwealth. All we ask is that the Commission should be thorough in its arrest and prosecution. No looter should go unpunished.”