Dr. Junaid Mohammed told reporters yesterday that President Buhari and some cabal in the Presidency doctored the Arms Procurement Probe Report.
He said the principal aim was to protect two persons in his administration.
These duo are the Minister of Interior, Major General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) and Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai.
According to Junaid, “Nigerians should recall that three Chiefs of Army Staff served during the period under review.
“They include Major General Abdulrahman Dambazau, who is also the current Minister of Interior and Major General Azubuike Ihejirika.
“Others includes Major General Kenneth Minimah and Major General Tukur Buratai.
“Burutai was the Director of Procurement, Defense Headquarters for years.
“The Report of the Committee was doctored in the Presidency by some cabal after it was submitted.
“The plan, which the president is aware of, is to shield Dambazau and Buratai who were allegedly indicted.
“Dambazau is a close ally of Alhaji Mamman Daura, who is President Buhari’s nephew, and also head of the ‘cabal’ in Buhari’s presidency today.
“Buratai is an ally of Dambazau and President Buhari. So there is no way the Presidency will not shield the duo,” Dr. Junaid said.
“Why is Ihejirika under any form of detention now?
“Why is he being harassed, when the Presidency is shielding some persons indicted in the report?
“Is it because he is not President’s ally or not from the North?
“President Buhari should publish the original copy of the Report, the way that of Nigerian Air Force mess was made public.
“Nigerians should know that as far as the cabal holds sway in Aso Rock, nothing will happen to Dambazua and Buratai.
Recall that after Dambazua left office, his successor took charge of awarding of contracts and procurement in the service.
“You know that Mohammed and Dambazua are from Kano State.
“It has something to do with politics of the State, and choice of minister from the State.
“Some persons from the state preferred somebody else, specifically President Buhari’s longtime ally.
“Some persons are not comfortable with Dambazau as a choice, but that was the President’s decision.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has roundly denied that the report was doctored.