October 8, 2014 – South African President, Jacob Zuma has been accused of allegedly colluding with the opposition to frustrate Federal Government’s efforts to prosecute a successful war against the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram which has killed over 15,000 people in the North East, Nigeria.
Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fanikayode made the revelation while speaking on Channels Television today.
He said the opposition party is busy canvassing abroad telling nations not to cooperate with the FG in prosecuting a successful war against the Islamic sect.
He also described Zuma as an ally of the opposition and the Islamic sect, which he said accounts for seizures of money meant for purchase of arms to prosecute the war, first $9.3 million(R103 million) and later $5.7 million (R64 million) by the South African government by Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
He made the allegation just as a an investigation by City Press, a South African newspaper has revealed that the earlier consignment was approved by the Nigerian government, adding that the National Security Adviser personally issued the end-user certificate for the transaction.
“An entire “shopping list” was supplied with the certificate, which included everything from helicopters to unmanned aircraft, rockets and ammunition”, the paper said adding that sources close to the investigation said the latest transaction was between Cerberus Risk Solutions, an arms broker in Cape Town, and Societe D’Equipments Internationaux, a Nigerian company in Abuja.
“An impeccable source said this company paid the R60 million into Cerberus’ account at Standard Bank.Cerberus was previously registered as a broker with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), but the registration expired in May this year. The marketing and contracting permits also expired at the same time. The company has since applied for re-registration, but the application lay in the NCACC’s mailbox for more than two months. Sources told Rapport that Cerberus apparently tried to pay the money back to the Nigerian company, after which the bank became suspicious. The NPA’s Asset Forfeiture Unit subsequently obtained a court order in the South Gauteng High Court to seize the money”, City Press said.
Fani-Kayode said it is wrong for Nigerians to begin to label, President of Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor as arms dealer and sponsor of Boko Haram, stressing that to do so amounts to naming the Pope a sponsor of fighters of the Islamic State.
On distribution of controversial CD, he said Pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church personally purchased and distributed the controversial CD for members of the his church to listen and know what is happening in Nigeria.