An investigative panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari through the Office of the National Security Adviser to probe arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 has submitted another report on the arms procurement scandal to the President.
It was gathered that shortly after the president approved the report, he empowered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to go after all those indicted in the new report; even as he directed that all the persons mentioned should be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
The report submitted by the presidential panel is the third report so far submitted to the President by the committee, according to The PUNCH.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that the President received the report during the week (last week) and he has since approved it,” an unnamed source revealed.
Another informed source revealed that; “The fraud uncovered in this fresh report is massive. All things being equal, the government will be looking at the possibility of making highlights of the report public this week, probably during the Sallah break.”
“The President has directed that we explore the option of prosecuting indicted persons immediately instead of first publicising their names thereby giving some of them the leeway to escape justice.”
The source further disclosed that efforts were already ongoing by the committee to get across to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to discuss the prosecution of the freshly indicted persons.