Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has sent former Commonwealth Secretary General, Emeka Anyaoku, to plead with President Muhammadu Buhari not to launch an official probe of his administration.
Information gathered from reliable sources close to the polity, including aides of President Buhari, says former President Jonathan’s dispatch of Mr. Anyaoku as an emissary to his successor.
It was learnt that Mr. Jonathan moved quickly to send powerful intercessors to the Presidency after the Buhari administration began to question massive last-minute withdrawals and disappearance of more than $20 billion in government funds orchestrated by former President Jonathan as well as his closest ministers and aides.
It was gathered that before imploring Mr. Anyaoku to plead with President Buhari, Mr. Jonathan had also asked former military head of state, Abdulsalam Abubakar, to speak to the current president and suggest a suspension of all ongoing probes.
According to reports, on the dying days of Mr. Jonathan’s government, the ex-President and some members of his cabinet apparently colluded to loot billions of dollars.
The funds, it was learnt were looted via the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Ministry of Finance, the Nigerian Maritime Authority, the Federal Capital Territory, and several other departments.