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Goodluck Jonathan Was Scared to Prosecute 3 Ex Presidents

Here’s a report from the nation, saying ex President Goodluck Jonathan was wary of prosecuting his predecessors who were indicted in the halliburton bribery scandal.

Excerpt:

According to a source in ex-President Jonathan’s cabinet, who spoke in confidence, the former President was scared of security threats of subjecting ex-Heads of State to trial.

The source said when Jonathan sought advice, he was asked to “tread with caution” on the report.

“We need to set the records straight on the $180million Halliburton bribery scandal. A former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro was the chairman of a Presidential Committee which investigated the scam. It was under him that a former AIG, Ali Amodu, led detectives to crack the scandal and exposed those who benefited from the bribe sum.

After reading the report, it was leanrt, and read through the list of those implicated, including three former Heads of State, Jonathan decided to consider the security challenges associated with its wholesale consideration.

“Based on security implications, the administration of Jonathan opted to manage the report in such a way that it led to plea bargain by five companies,” the source said.

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