As opposition ups plots to remove him, Buhari reveals worse weapons, says no hiding place for tax dodgers


By Fortune Okorie

As those who want President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to leave office soon, anti-corruption fighter has rather started to unveil his weapons against the rich. Now, Buhari has threatened compatriots who hold assets abroad to declare them or face prosecution. Most of the nigshots rallying funds and ammuniation to remove him fall under some of these issues including tax dodging and corruption. As they plot to stop him, he may be plotting to stop them first.

As part of his fight against corruption, the president had given people 12 months to register under the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VAIDS).

Social media reports said the president has tweeted that there will be “no hiding place” for those who try to disguise their offshore wealth. Billions of dollars of public money are thought to have been transferred abroad by corrupt public officials.

In 2016, Buhari’s government announced that it had recovered $9.1bn (£6.9bn) of money illegally taken abroad, news agency Reuters reported at the time, reports recall.

The president is running for re-election next year.