As year ends, Buhari fails to act on minister indicted of stealing Nigeria’s $550,000

In what appears to be at odds with the current administration’s sworn mandate to tackle corruption, it has been 123 days since Bashir Magashi, Nigeria’s current defence minister, was exposed as having been indicted for stealing and shipping abroad about $550,000 from the nation’s treasury. Yet, President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to take action on the indictment.

PREMIUM TIMES on August 28 exclusively revealed how Mr Magashi, a retired major-general, while in service, got a slash from the infamous ‘Abacha Loot,’ estimated by Transparency International to be at least $5 billion, out of which $3 billion has been recovered.

At the time, a presidency official, who asked not to be named because he has no permission to grant media interviews, said, “I can tell you that there…

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