|Jonathan & Stella Oduah|
One of the many indications that even the President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan is corrupt despite his verbal show of commitment against corruption is the protection he shows to the embattled Minister of aviation. Since Stella Oduah became a type of signpost to the many mismanagement of the Nation, and Sahara Reporter’s revelation of more damaging dent of scam credited to the Nigerian Minister, she has continued to enjoy the shielding from justice. Common hungry thieves in Nigeria, are hounded to jail without mercy yet the President has been mum on all the revelation of criminality surrounding him
Again, facts emerged that the said minister who was on Goodluck travel team to Israel, shortly after the car scandals, is evading justice by a clandestine trick to travel. According to reports Stella Oduah, has not returned to Abuja after SaharaReporters broke the news of her certificate scandal, the minister informed President Goodluck Jonathan that she was attending to her medical needs in Brazil, following which she apparently left for an undisclosed country.
Mrs. Oduah, who was also embroiled in a BMW purchase scandal prior to the certificate mess, reportedly took off from Nigeria after the report of a presidential panel indicting her for a string of corrupt practices was leaked to her. The panel reportedly went beyond its initial brief to unravel a string of corrupt acts of the minister including how she connived with commercial banks to receive kickbacks for renovation projects initiated at airports across the country.
The panel, which was set up by President Jonathan in October to look into how she squeezed the cash-strapped Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to purchase two armored BMW cars for $1.6million. The story was also broken by SaharaReporters.
Rather than face the consequences of her own actions, Mrs. Oduah has been telling anyone willing to listen that she merely “stepped on powerful toes” in the country.