NewsRescue- In continuation of the exposure of top Nigerian government officials’ diversion of public funds and assets for personal use and political campaigns in preparation for the race in two years time, 2015, liberated ex-convict Al-Mustapha is allegedly being flown around Nigeria in Dornier 328 government jets for campaigns for Mr. President. Al-Mustapha was along with Lateef Shofolahan, former aide to the late Chief MKO Abiola was tried and convicted of murder of Chief Kudirat Abiola by a Lagos High Court in January 2012.
This revelation from NewsRescue informants, follows a breaking story about the gross misappropriation of Nigeria’s funds by Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah in which she was reported to have purchased two BMW bulletproof cars for N255 million. The cars were allegedly purchased for use in political campaigns. Following the exposure and dutiful media pursuance of justice in the case, Nigeria’s president finally Yesterday constituted a 3-man panel to ‘probe’ the Minister and Coscharis for wrongdoing. EFCC and ICPS were surprisingly not drafted to investigate the matter of official embezzlement and misappropriation, thereby raising questions on the honesty of the government ‘probe.’
Punch news just published a story about the 10 planes in the presidential air fleet (PAF), which is emerging as Nigeria’s second largest fleet, with a combined estimated value of the PAF at $390.5m (N60.53bn). Only Arik airlines and struggling Aerocontractors have more planes. Evidently the large fleet is valuable to the president for such transportation of his campaigners as are bulletproof BMW cars, all purchased publicly or secretly on funds of poor and dying Nigerian masses. It would be rather depressing if government jets are used to transport such people on campaigns for the president of Nigeria.