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Kwakwanso raps Jonathan over seized $15m arms fund

Governor Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso of Kano State has faulted President Goodluck Jonathan government’s handling of the embarrassing failed arms deal where the South African government seized Nigeria’s $9.3m and another $5.7m, adding that Nigeria contravened established rules and guidelines.

Kwakwanso, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti yesterday (Thursday, October 9, 2014) after the public presentation of two laws books -Ekiti Magistrate Court Law 2014 and Administration of Criminal Justice 2014-by his counterpart from Lagos, Raji Fashola (SAN) said, “As a former Minister of Defence, I am very conversant with the way and manner, and the due process that is required to procure any arms, ammunition or equipment. There are rules and guidelines. Arms and ammunition are not rice and beans that you can just go to the market and purchase.

“Yes, we need arms and ammunition; yes, we need security in this country, but even under that circumstance, there are rules and guidelines that must be respected”.

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