Following accusations made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) about his participation in the smuggling of $9.3 million (1,530,315,047.44), supposedly for an arms deal, into South Africa, former militant Asari Dokubo has said that the claims are false.
The APC in a statement made available by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, alleged that Asari Dokubo was aboard the private jet which was used to smuggle the cash into SA.
Asari Dokubo however denied the allegations saying that he hadn’t visited South Africa since 2002.
The former militant, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for the 2014 Hajj, reportedly reacted to the APC’s assertions via a telephone interview with journalists.
“Can you enter any country without a visa? No person can enter any country without a visa. Presently, I am in Saudi Arabia performing my Hajj as the Amirul Hajj of Bayelsa State and this can be confirmed. I flew Flynass from Kaduna on the 27th. So, it is really a shame that Lai Mohammed who has defiled the name of Allah has become a pathological and award-winning liar.
“Nobody enters any country without a visa and I have not been to South Africa since 2002. My passport is present. I flew Arik airline from Lagos on the 27th and went to Kaduna where I flew Flynass airline and came to Saudi Arabia.
“APC has reduced itself to a party of liars just the same way their presidential candidate, notorious liar and confirmed dictator, General Buhari, stage managed an assassination in order to gain cheap popularity and where more than 100 people were killed and he has not been put on trial. The evil they wish me will be visited on their home.”
The private jet carrying the cash was intercepted by South African authorities and two Nigerians and an Israeli, who were on board, were arrested.
The passengers of the jet, which belongs to President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor, are yet to be identified.
By Edos News