‘Why ex-president’s cousin, aides are still in custody’

Security considerations may have been the main reason why ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, his aide and his former national security adviser are still in custody.

This is apart from the alleged corruption allegation being raised against them.

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The source said the continued detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Mr Robert Aziabola (Jonathan’s cousin) and the former president’s special assistant on domestic matters, Dr Waripamowei Dudafa, might have more “to do with national security than financial misappropriation”.

Sources said the heightened insecurity and resurgence of militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta? by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), may have been traced to some of the sympathizers of the Jonathan government.

The source added that the government is yet to conclude investigation into the involvement of some of Jonathan’s allies and sympathiers, “no lead will be left unattended.”

”The rate at which this issue of Avengers is going, we are looking beyond the surface of the so-called conditions rolled out by the avengers.

Right now, there are feelers that some top officials of the past administration actually instigated the ongoing crisis in the Niger Delta region.

”That is why we are not bothered about the blackmail that is going on that we are holding people illegally or refusing to allow suspects access to medicals.

This is because even though we are yet to conclude investigation, there could be more to this matter at hand.”



  1. There is need to hold them till investigations are concluded , other nations , including civilized ones do same. Do not mind the blackmailers, concentrate on your job to free Nigeria from the machinations of looters and their collaborators in High places.

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