- Goodluck Jonathan has denied taking bribes in order to broker a $1.3 billion oil deal
- The former president made the denial in response to report that the FG has filed a case against him in London
- Jonathan insisted that he was not linked, indicted or charged for collecting any monies as kickbacks or bribes from ENI by any other law enforcement body the world over
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to a media report which alleged that lawyers to the federal government had, in a London court filing, accused him of accepting bribes in order to broker a $1.3 billion oil deal.
The former president denied the allegation, while describing the report as a recycled falsehood that is "blatantly dishonest, cheap, and predictable".
This was disclosed in a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to the former president.
According to Eze, Jonathan did not ask for or collect any bribes, neither has he been charged for asking or collecting bribes, neither will he ever be charged with asking for or collecting bribes, because such never happened. He added that the dispute predated the Jonathan administration and survives it.
"The fact remains that as recent national events continue to vindicate former president Jonathan, and as the world continues to celebrate him, those who are insecure will feed such propaganda to their media agents to feed their inferiority complex.
"In fact, we expected something like this ever since it was announced that former president Jonathan would lead the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa to South Africa’s national and provincial elections," the statement added.
Going further, the statement added that former president Jonathan was not linked, indicted or charged for collecting any monies as kickbacks or bribes from ENI by the Italian authorities or any other law enforcement body the world over.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government accused Goodluck Jonathan and Diezani Alison-Madueke, his former minister of petroleum resources, of taking bribes for the controversial OPL 245 deal.
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