Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has defended former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in the alleged theft of $2.2 billion dollars.
Goodluck Jonathan described the allegation as impossible claiming that the EFCC was out to execute a sinister plan.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan made the statement at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom.
According to GEJ, “They said the National Security Adviser (Sambo Dasuki) stole $2.2billion.
“I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2 billion.
“We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army and so on and so forth.
“How can you be still saying $2.2 billion dollars was stolen? So where did we get the money to buy all those things?
“Yes, there were some issues. Yes, there are still corruption issues but some of it were over blown.
“I’d say exaggerated and they give a very bad impression about our nation.
“You cannot say the national security adviser stole $2.2billion. It is not just possible.
“One thing about the issue of corruption is that these matters are in court, let’s allow some of these processes to end.
“Lately some judges’ (homes) were also invaded.
“There are so many things involved and we have to follow up these matters to conclusion before we know the fact.
“I don’t want to be seen as a former president challenging what the sitting government is doing.
“So I have decided to keep quiet for the court to look into them.
“You will see that it has become a major topic whenever there is a change of government.
“I am not saying there is no corruption in Nigeria, there is corruption.
“If you look at corruption there is almost no country that is free, the degree varies, the perception varies,” GEJ said.