[NIGERIA] $9.3m Arms Scandal: Catholic Church Finally Reacts To Misleading Media Reports Indicting Oritsejafor

The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) Friday distanced itself and the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama from reports indicating that the Catholic Church had indicted President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the $9.3 million scam linked to the aborted arms deal.

In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the church stated that there was no time, Kaigama made any allusion suggesting that Oritsejafor was culpable.

The statement signed by the Director of Communication, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr Chris Anyanwu observed that “our attention has been drawn to the reports in some online editions of some newspapers with misleading headlines, posted on Thursday 25th September 2014, and suggesting that Rev. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) accused Ortistejafor of denting the image of the Association of Nigeria over the case of the jet that was found with $9.3milion allegedly owned by the CAN President
“The said report is not only false and malicious but a calculated attempt to further sow the seed of disharmony between Catholics and the leadership of CAN. While we disassociate ourselves from the newspaper reports, it is important to put the records in the right perspective.

 Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama granted an interview with the Hausa BBC Service in Kaduna in which he condemned money laundering,” Anyanwu stressed
While quoting Kaigama, Anyanwu maintained that what the CBCN president said was that “the relevant authorities in Nigeria ought to investigate the issue of the $9.3million arms deals saga dispassionately and ensure that those found guilty of money laundering be punished according to the provision of the existing law of our land against money laundering. 

He never, in the said interview, cast any aspersion on the person of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Source: Osun Defender
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