Politics Nigerian Govt Claims Ownership of $9.3million Arms Money Found in Oritsejafor's Plane



The Nigerian government has allegedly claimed ownership of $9.3m cash which was seized on a plane belonging to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in South Africa. PREMIUM TIMES has this story.

The Nigerian government has opened talks with South Africa after an aircraft conveying $9.3m cash from Abuja, allegedly for arms purchase, was seized by the South African authorities.

Two Nigerians and an Israeli aboard the airplane were detained and are facing investigations for transporting the huge amount into South Africa. It emerged on Tuesday that the jet is owned by Ayo Oritsejafor, who heads the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

Mr. Oritsejafor denied knowledge of the arms deal saying the aircraft was managed by another company, Eagle Air Company, which in turn, leased the jet to a third party, Green Coast Produce Limited.

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