Halliburton, Siemens’ scams: Fayose wants alleged culprits prosecuted

28 January 2016, Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has advised the Federal Government to disabuse the minds of Nigerians that its crusade against corruption is not selective by re-opening the Halliburton and Siemens corruption scandals.


Gov. Fayose

Commending the Federal Government over its declaration that the case was not dead,   Fayose said it was not enough to tell Nigerians that a case like the Halliburton and Siemens, in which many people have been jailed in other countries, especially the United States and investigations concluded in Nigeria with those alleged to be involved questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was not dead, rather, those already found wanting should be prosecuted.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said; “As it still appears, the statement made by the Federal Government on the Halliburton and Siemens corruption scandals may not be more than another decoy to shift the attention of Nigerians from the selective nature of President Buhari’s fight against corruption.”

The governor described the publicised arrest of President Buhari’s associate and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Jafaru Isa, and his reported refund of N100 million to the EFCC as the first trick used by the Federal Government in its attempt to deceive Nigerians into believing that the fight against corruption was not selective.

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