Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The right words and the right actions

It's easy for a politician to say that corruption is bad and must be uncovered. It's not so easy when evidence points at a political ally. In Nigeria, a supporter of President Buhari is not only a suspect, but has returned some of the money he stole (or was given, if you believe him).

[Colonel Sambo Dasuki was the National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.]

APC chieftain, Jafaru Isa returns N100m collected from Dasuki
Lawal Jafaru Isa
Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Brigadier General Lawal Jafaru Isa (rtd) has returned N100m out of the N160m he received from the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, his aide has said.

Isa who is the political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari was arrested last Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over stolen funds traced to his account.

It was gathered that Isa who is the first member of the ruling APC to be fingered in Dasuki saga returned N100m on Friday…

One of his [Isa's] aides said the former military administrator of Kaduna state… returned the money when he was told that that money given to him by Dasuki to buy a house for him [Dasuki] in Kano was a stolen money, " he said insisting that his boss did not know that the money was not Dasuki's personal fund…

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