Tears In Otuoke As Goodluck Jonathan Gets ‘Caught’ In Massive International Corruption
Emerging report, revealed on Saturday, January 7, that there is threatening silence in the Presidency, as former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is yet to utter a word over the recent damning corruption report, levied against him.
An online medium, Sahara Reporters, had alleged that the ex-President, former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, as well as numerous other senior government officials, shared hundreds of millions of dollars, in the fraudulent Malabu oil deal.
“The allegation of such magnitude, required the ex-President to put up a statement, either accepting or refuting the allegation,” a source said.
Adding that: “The presidency is waiting with abated breath, to know if Jonathan can provide a clue, by providing a statement, just like in the case of Dasuki.”
Though, all effort made by Post-Nigeria on Saturday morning, to contact Jonathan’s Media Aide, Ikechukwu Eze, to respond to the allegation, fell flat, as he decline to speak on the issue.
Recall, that the Italian Prosecutors, had alleged that Jonathan and several officials of his government, as well as top corporate officials of international oil firms, Eni and Shell, met several times between 2010 and 2011, to seal the fraudulent Malabu deal, and split a massive loot running into hundreds of millions, between the Nigerian government and public interests, as well as corporate officials.
According to Italian Prosecutors, Dan Etete, a former Minister of Petroleum, had engaged Zubelum Chukwuemeka Obi, to source for buyers of the oil bloc. Subsequently, Italian oil giant, Eni, the parent company of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd (NAOC), and Royal Dutch Shell, contracted to acquire 100 percent of the 245 oil bloc.
The indictment added that: “President Goodluck Jonathan, and other members of the Nigerian government in office at the time, including Mrs. Alison-Madueke, Ex-Attorney General, Muhammed Bello Adoke, National Security Advisor, Aliyu Gusau, a member of the House of Representatives, Umar Bature, former Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah, and “holders of influence over President Jonathan, and other members of the government”, received huge payoffs from the Malabu deal.