The embattled leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, today met with members of the group’s national executive committee to step up damage control measures after a private jet that belongs to Mr. Oritsejafor was used to smuggle cash of $9.3 million into South Africa. South African authorities seized the cash, which was meant for a questionable purchase of arms and ammunition.
Pastor Oritsejafor presided over today’s meeting, held at the National Christian Center in Abuja. A source at the meeting said the atmosphere was often contentious as some leaders of CAN’s state chapters in attendance expressed skepticism over their national leader’s explanation of the whole weapons-running affair. Mr. Oritsejafor has faced growing criticism from people who wonder how and why the CAN president’s private jet ended up being involved in an operation a cash-for-weapons scheme.
During the meeting and in a prepared statement…
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