“Even the Prophets Went to Prison”: Buhari’s Minister Speaks on Alleged Fraud Case, Video Trends

  • In what could be described as a twist is the revelation of a former minister who served under ex-President Buhari’s government
  • Hadi Sirika during his appearance at the court on Thursday, May 9, revealed he was ready to go to prison just like the prophets
  • Interestingly, the federal high court in Abuja has granted N400 million bail conditions to Sirika, and three others

Fox Nigeria journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

A former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, standing trial for an alleged N7.2bn fraud, said he was ready to go to prison just like the prophets.

EFCC arraigns former minister, daughter, he shares comforting words

EFCC arraigns former Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika, his daughter, on alleged 2.7 billion naira fraud.
Photo credit: @officialEFCCSource: Twitter

Sirika, his daughter, and three others were arraigned at a Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday on a six-count amended criminal charge before Justice Sylvanus Oriji.

A video of the ex-minister speaking in court with his lawyers surfaced on X on Thursday.

In the video, Sirika, dressed in cream Babariga, could be heard saying:

“It’s okay. Fatima, it’s okay,” while comforting his daughter.

He continued:

“Even prophets have gone (to prison). Those that went, haven’t they finished theirs already?…whatever Allah says.”

As reported by Vanguard, Sirika said in court in Hausa: ‘Annabawa ma sunje,’ which translates to ‘Even prophets went to jail’ in English.

Source: Fox Nigeria


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