Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Summoned By Reps Over Malabu Oil Deal

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on OPL 245 plans to invite former President of the nation, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to testify in the investigation which is going on over the Malabu Oil deal.

The committee stated that it had conducted an extensive investigation into the OPL 245 saga and that it is rounding up.

It also stated that in the interest of thoroughness, natural justice and fair play, it was necessary that evidence should be gotten from the former President.

Arriving at its decision, a statement by the committee noted that it took account of these facts:

(i) Jonathan was the President at the material time the deal was brokered by the Ministers, which lead to the allegation of $1bn diversion of funds;

(ii) Goodluck Jonathan’s name appears in the proceedings initiated by the Public Prosecutor of Milan in Italy;

(iii) A U.K. Court Judgment in relation to an application to return part of the money which is being restrained, castigated the Jonathan Administration as not having taken action in the best interest of Nigeria in relation to the ‘deal’;

(iv) The Attorney-General of the Federation at the material time, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has of recent, instituted proceedings in court wherein he pleads that all his actions influenced by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

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