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Buhari shows dictatorial tendencies in CNN interview

President Muhammadu Buhari was talking anti-corruption this evening with Christiane Amanpour on CNN.

He said most of the people that allegedly pocketed $2.1bn that was meant for fighting Boko Haram were now “behind bars”. As an afterthought, he added the government was still preparing documents “so that we can secure a successful prosecution”.

Watch the interview below:

Buhari seemed to forget conveniently about legal niceties such as innocent until proven guilty and that you shouldn’t really put anyone behind bars without bail until you have secured a conviction.

He also claimed that British Prime Minister Dodgy Dave Cameron could not be faulted for calling Nigeria “fantastically corrupt”.

He then strangely claimed that meeting the parents of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram was not good for his own “emotional balance”.

It was another cringe-worthy performance as CNN decided that it would use subtitles to avoid putting viewers through the misery of trying to decipher what the president was saying.

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