Former media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has denied media reports that a cache of dollars was found recently in one of the homes of former president Goodluck Jonathan.
showing some police officers purportedly in one of the homes of the
former president where a cache of dollars was found, has been
circulating on social media.
Reno says there is no truth to the video. Read his statement below
On The Desperate Attempts by High Profile Persons to Link Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to Corruption
attention has been drawn to a viral video, initially circulated by
agents of the All Progressive Congress led Federal Government, and
purported to be videos of a police raid of the home of former President
Goodluck Jonathan, and in which huge sums of money was found.
be known that no police officers or any other security agents have
stormed any of the residences of former President Jonathan and no cache
of dollars or any other foreign currencies have been found in any of his
residences and indeed none can be found because no such stash exists.
may want to recall that there was a curious burglary of the former
President’s house in 2017. The motive of that incident or who was behind
it may never truly come to light until some time in the future, but
even during that burglary, no monies were discovered in the house and
only sundry properties and electronics were stolen.
It will also
be recalled that on March 7, 2014, then President Jonathan declared to
Nigerians as follows “I am loyal to Nigeria’s economy. I don’t have
accounts or property abroad.”
That declaration remains true
today as it was then. Furthermore, the former President, in keeping with
the cashless Policy which his administration introduced and fully
implemented, does not keep huge sums of cash at his residence.
Goodluck Jonathan is a modest man and whatever he has by way of cash
and property are the result of his legitimate earnings.
He is the
most investigated living former President in Nigeria’s history. That
nothing implicating has been found on him should not lead his traducers
to become desperate and fabricate evidence and circulate it as
I urge Nigerians to be on the alert to fake news
circulated by desperadoes via WhatsApp and other social media platforms
and intended to malign the good name of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
I advise anyone willing to take my advise that the only way to make
progress in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index is
to fight corruption and not the opposition and to do the fighting in the
courts and not in the media.
That is how the Jonathan
administration was able to achieve Nigeria’s best ever performance on
Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index in 2014 when
Nigeria improved by eight places from 144 to 136.
''No cache of dollars or any other foreign currencies was found in any of Goodluck Jonathan's homes'' Reno Omokri
Wednesday 4 April 2018