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Atiku Vows To Grant Amnesty To Looters & Corrupt Politicians If Elected, Says Their Loot Will Boost Country’s Economy

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Atiku To Grant Amnesty To Looters & Corrupt Politicians If Elected, Says Their Loot Will Boost Country’s Economy

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said he would consider granting amnesty to corrupt persons willing to surrender their loot.

The former Vice president said this while appearing with his running mate, Peter Obi, at a live town hall programme hosted by ace journalist, Kadaria Ahmed.

According to Atiku, he would consider drawing a line during which corrupt former public officials would be allowed to return their loot without prosecution. After then, strong policies would be put in place to prevent and fight corruption.

Alhaji Abubakar said it would be more prudent to allow looters return their assets to Nigeria tax free and invest them in order to boost the country’s economy.

Host Kadaria Ahmed suggested that Mr Abubakar’s proposal could be morally problematic, especially since he has faced corruption allegations since leaving office as Nigeria’s vice president in 2007.

“If you are to go and be prosecuting these people, you will still be prosecuting them and would not get the money,” Mr Abubakar said. He suggested that a similar scheme under past administration yielded over $4 billion.

The position was backed by Mr Abubakar’s running mate, Mr Obi, who said it is better than to allow looters keep their plunder just by joining another political party.

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  1. L. Ibiyemi

    January 31, 2019 at 3:51 AM

    Amnesty to looters now you are sounding like the Atiku we know.

  2. DB

    January 31, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Hahahaha, I laugh in Japanese. This guy wants to grant amnesty to himself and end up becoming the richest looter

  3. Yiobayae

    January 31, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Abubakar Case History. From 2000 to 2008, Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and the fourth wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former candidate for President of Nigeria, helped her husband bring over $40 million in suspect funds into the United States through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations to U.S. bank accounts. In a 2008 civil complaint, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Ms. Douglas received over $2 million in bribe payments in 2001 and 2002, from Siemens AG, a major German corporation. While Ms. Douglas denies wrongdoing, Siemens has already pled guilty to U.S. criminal charges and settled civil charges related to bribery and told the Subcommittee that it sent the payments to one of her U.S. accounts. In 2007, Mr. Abubakar was the subject of corruption allegations in Nigeria related to the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.
    Of the $40 million in suspect funds, $25 million was wire transferred by offshore corporations into more than 30 U.S. bank accounts opened by Ms. Douglas, primarily by Guernsey Trust Company Nigeria Ltd., LetsGo Ltd. Inc., and Sima Holding Ltd. The U.S. banks maintaining those accounts were, at times, unaware of her PEP status, and they allowed multiple, large offshore wire transfers into her accounts. As each bank began to question the offshore wire transfers, Ms. Douglas indicated that all of the funds came from her husband and professed little familiarity with the offshore corporations actually sending her money. When one bank closed her account due to the offshore wire transfers, her lawyer helped convince other banks to provide a new account.
    In addition, two of the offshore corporations wire transferred about $14 million over five years to American University in Washington, D.C., to pay for consulting services related to the development of a Nigerian university founded by Mr. Abubakar. American University accepted the wire transfers without asking about the identity of the offshore corporations or the source of their funds, because under current law, the University had no legal obligation to inquire.

  4. Jilo

    January 31, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Listen to your presidential hopeful Atiku canvassing for amnesty for the looters. Don’t prosecute them just retrieve the stolen money and tell the looters go and sin no more. Nigerians we are deep shit if this guy is finally fulfilled as our new president. Only a fool and imbecile will still go ahead and vote for this guy. It is not his fault, he has seen that most Nigerians are myopic in thinking. How in the world would you think this guy can be your effective president? it is all about himself and his friends.

    Fellow Nigerians i’m not saying you should vote for Buhari if you don’t want to but there are other preferred candidates better than Atiku. Voting for Atiku is suicidal. In a situation where you cannot make up your mind just stay at home or let Buhari finish what he has started. The devil that you know is better than an Angel you never met.

  5. NIYI

    February 1, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    The truth about your real aim is coming out gradually, we all know you have the money, but all you want now is just the power to buy or sell off Nigeria, but God almighty will definitely fail you. Atiku please return our money and have please of mind.

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