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SocialMediaTrends: Feminist Coalition & #EndSARS fund; Buratai & arms procurement fund

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The Feminist Coalition has been accused of ‘silently’ withdrawing N23m ($51,000) worth of Bitcoin donated during the #EndSARS protest and transferring it into a secret account.

Recall that the non-profit had massively supported the #EndSARS cause in October 2020, with donations from across the globe made into its account as the group stayed in charge of the finances of the movement.

With the funds, the Feminist Coalition supplied the protests with vital facilities such as legal assistance, emergency medical treatment, gloves, and raincoats, giving account of all monies recived as well as the expenses made.

But the group’s accuser said the latest secret withdrawal was carried out on the 5th of March 2021 without any explanation. And this has sparked mixed reactions among Nigerians on Twitter.

The Feminist Co. has however responded to the allegation via a statement it published on its official Twitter handle, giving a detailed breakdown of donations received both in Naira and Bitcoin.

See reactions below:

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Buratai

The immediate past Army Chief, Major General Tukur Buratai was as well caught in the web of corruption allegations on Friday evening after the National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno was quoted to have said that funds meant for the procurement of arms under the leadership of the ex- Service Chiefs were missing.

Mungono, who has now denied it, allegedly told BBC Hausa that the recently appointed new Service Chiefs did not meet the money or arms purchased as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I’m not saying the former service chiefs diverted the money, but the money is missing. We don’t know how and nobody knows for now,” he said

“The President will surely probe this matter. As we speak, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum too is also wondering where all the money went. I can assure you the president takes issues of this nature seriously.”

The shocking revelation triggered the following reactions from Nigerians:

…By Okiemute Abraham

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