Buhari Reopens Halliburton Bribery Case Involving Obasanjo, Abdulsalam, Atiku

Buhari Reopens Halliburton Bribery Case Involving Obasanjo, Abdulsalam, Atiku

By Vanguard on July 19, 2015
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General Muhammadu Buhari, arrives the Eagle Square for his Inauguration in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Photo Credit: AP/Sunday Alamba)

As President Muhammadu Buhari travels to  the United States (US) today to engage President Barack Obama  in talks on economic, security, financial and anti-graft issues, it has emerged that he has ordered the preparation of the case-file that would lead to the prosecution of the indicted persons  in the $182 million Halliburton bribery scandal.

It was gathered that the President’s  directive  followed  the requirement by the US government of evidence to show that Buhari was ready to prosecute the suspects  in Nigeria for their roles in the bribery scandal before it  could  partner other European countries in releasing the $141million dollars allegedly looted from Nigeria  and lodged in various overseas  banks.

READ: #ForTheRecords: How Obasanjo Shared $74 Million Halliburton Bride, According To Report (READ)

According to top security sources, Buhari, based on the outcome of investigations by  the panel set up to look into the scandal, is scheduled to tell  Americans officials during this week’s visit that all those indicted, including former Heads of State, a former Vice President, two former Group Managing Directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, will face prosecution to defend themselves.

To further convince the US officials  that the kangaroo trial that took place during the Jonathan administration, which saw a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to the President being  arraigned and then let off the hook following alleged connivance of certain government institutions, will not re-occur, the President will tell them that private legal practitioners, who cannot compromise because of past government patronage, will be commissioned to handle the case.

It will be recalled that the recent directive by Buhari to reopen the Halliburton bribery case led to the discovery that the $26.5 million plea bargain money released by the  oil servicing firm as part of efforts to shield the company from prosecution was not in any government account.

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1 COMMENT

  1. CHANGE is a all Nigerians want and I believe we are ready for that CHANGE be it who is affected.
    Atiku is the most investigated politician in Nigeria and till now he remains clean,despite all his boss did to bring him down.
    I can he’s clean but for Baba Iyabo #Mouthclosed!!

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