Their game is up: Pastors, Imams who benefited from $2.1b arms deal in trouble

– A list of religious clerics who benefitted from the
$2.1million arms deal will soon be made public
– This was disclosed by Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello,
the national missioner of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of
Nigeria
– He said the administration of President Buhari will
deal severely with anyone caught stealing the nation’s
wealth
Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello, the national missioner of
Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, said a list of religious
clerics who benefitted from the $2.1million arms deal will
soon be made public by the federal government.
Speaking at the weekend during the 2016 annual Ramadan
lecture and special prayer for the nation, organised by the
AUD in Abuja, Bello regretted that some Muslims were
major actors in the arms deal, Today.ng reports.
He said it was not the way of Islam, adding that the current
administration led by President Muhammdu Buhari would
not hesitate to deal with anyone guilty of stealing the
nation’s wealth.
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Bello said: “Remember when you will return to Allah and
give account of your deeds. For you, the clerics who also
took from the arms fund, your game is up. The list of those
clerics will soon be made public. It has been compiled and
will soon be made public. This is a blind government and
anybody caught this time around will be severely dealt
with.
“You were born naked without riches, fame and position.
He, almighty Allah only chose to bestow all these privileges
upon you, so that you could assist others. Let us all return
to God .”
Earlier, Alhaji Yusuf Adebayo Ibrahim, the national vice
chairman of the society, said these were challenging times
for the nation but the challenges will surely come to pass.
The occasion was attended by Prof. Jubri Aminu, former
minister of petroleum resources; Gen. Abdullah
Mohammed, former national security adviser; wife of the
Nasarawa state governor, Hajia Mairo Al-Makura who
represented wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari; Hajia
Muinat Bola Sagaya and others.
Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser, is
currently being probed by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission over allegations of money laundering
and illegal possession of firearms.
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He is standing trial in three different courts for diverting
$2.1 billion slated for arms procurement.
Since his arrest, over 30 prominent Nigerians who served
under the immediate past administration of Goodluck
Jonathan, have being arrested and are under investigation
for their alleged involvement in the deal.
Some of those accused of partaking in the arms deal are
Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto state; Bashir
Yuguda, former minister of state for finance, AIT Chairman
Raymond Dokpesi and others.
Bafarawa is believed to have been mobilised from the fund,
to hire some clerics to pray for Jonathan’s success in the
2015 elections.

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