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EFCC Arrests Buhari’s Man Over Arms Procurement Deal

By Gilbert Alasa.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption war took a new twist on Thursday when officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested a former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Brig.-Gen. Jafaru Isah (retd.), in connection with the ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement scam.
Isah, a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, was the governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in Kano State in 2011.
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In what critics have described as a selective war, Isah is the first chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress to be arrested by the EFCC since the Buhari administration started investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement funds under the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
He was a member of the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee, constituted by Buhari to coordinate the handing over notes by the immediate past administration before the President was inaugurated on May 29, 2015.
Isah was said to have been arrested by operatives of the anti-graft agency in Abuja on Wednesday night and detained overnight to respond to issues linking him to the $2.1bn arms purchase fund.

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