Some prominent Nigerians accused of involvement in the $2.1billion arms deal fraud have run to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for protection.
According to a report by PUNCH, one of Obasanjo’s close aides confirmed the development although those seeking refuge with him were not mentioned. However, the source said Obasanjo was not likely to accede to the requests of the highly influential Nigerians involved in the scandal.
The unnamed aide said, ”Of course, some of the people involved in the scandal are reaching out to Baba (Obasanjo). They want soft-landing. People would always reach out to him. But we all know Obasanjo’s disposition to some people and what he thinks of them.
”Moreover, the revelations are serious. Even if only 10 per cent is true, it is still serious. Also it is important to stress that what have been revealed are the things that we know. How about other deals that we do not know? We are talking about the office of the National Security Adviser, how about what happened in other places: Education, Finance, Aviation etc?”.