Former Nigerian president Obasanjo accused of corruption

2016-01-29 11:53
Olusegun Obasanjo. (File: AFP)

Olusegun Obasanjo. (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Abuja - Officials from Nigeria's House of Representatives have accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of corruption during his term in office, Punch has reported.

The officials said this following a letter written to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara by Obasanjo earlier this week.

In the letter, Obasanjo accused the lawmakers of greed, corruption and insensitivity to the declining state of Nigeria's economy.

The lawmakers, however, hit back at Obasanjo, describing his utterances as "misdirected". They said they assumed his anger was meant to be directed at the 4th and 5th assemblies, not the current (8th) assembly, Vanguard reports.

Senator Dino Melaye, of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said in a statement on Thursday that the retired general was misplacing his anger.

According to Senator Melaye, Obasanjo was responsible for introducing corruption into the country while pursuing his ambition of a third term in office.




Read more on:    olusegun ­obasanjo  |  nigeria  |  west africa  |  corruption

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.