The South African government has released to Nigeria the $15m arms deal cash seized by its officials. The South African Ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni,made this known in a news conference on Friday
The south African had stopped two arms deal transactions worth $15m on the round that the deals were illegal although Nigeria’s National security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki had said that the transactions were completely legal.
The South African Government on October 14, 2014 said it would return the money to Nigeria.
The Ambassador also touched on the collapse Synagogue church building which killed many south Africans, he said this will not affect the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
“South Africa’s relations with Nigeria has come a long way, so now this actually will make us much closer, to see how we can close some of these gaps that result in such accidents,” he said.
“South Africa’s relation with Nigeria is priceless; it cannot be sold for $15m,” he said.
The Arms deals have generated much controversy in the Nigerian setting up with many calling for the probe of all persons involved in the deal including President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor whose Aircraft was reportedly used in transporting the cash.