The federal government has on Sunday, April 1, released more names of people who have allegedly looted the nation’s treasury.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of Information and Culture who released the list claimed that those complaining that the list was too short did not understand that it was strategically released as a teaser, Channels TV reports.
Releasing the fresh list of alleged looters, in a statement issued in Lagos, the minister also said those complaining that the list was too short apparently did not understand that it was strategically released as a teaser.
"At the press conference where the list was released, I did say it was a tip of the iceberg. Apparently, this does not mean anything to people whose style is to comment on issues they barely understand, or just to shoot down anything coming from the government,” he said, adding that the federal government has a large number of alleged looters on its list.
”What was the PDP expecting when it challenged the FG to name the looters of the public treasury under the party’s watch? Did the PDP actually believe that the massive looting under its watch was a joke? Did they think it is April Fool?” he queried.
The minister said the PDP’s reaction to the looters’ list has shown that its recent apology is an election-induced act, contrived to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians to vote for the party in the 2019 general election, even when it has not come clean on its looting spree during its time in office.
Here are names of the alleged looters and their loots:
1. Rtd. Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah: N13.9 billion. N4.8 billion recovered by EFCC in cash and property
2. Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika: N4.5 billion. N29m recovered by the EFCC so far.
3. Alex Barde, former Chief of Defence Staff: N8 billion, and EFCC recovered almost N4 billion in cash and property already.
4. Inde Dikko: former CG Customs: N40 billion, and N1.1 billion in cash recovered in cash and choice properties.
5. Air Marshal Adesola Amosun: N21.4 billion. N2.8 billion recovered in cash. 28 properties and 3 vehicles also recovered.
6. Senator Bala Abdulkadir, former FCT Minister: N5 billion. Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.
7. Senator Stella Oduah: N9.8 billion. Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.
8. Former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu: N1.6 billion – from NSA.
9. Senator Jonah Jang, former Plateau State Governor: N12.5 billion.
10. Bashir Yuguda, former Minister of State for Finance: N1.5 billion. $829,800 recovered.
11. Senator Peter Nwaboshi: N1.5 billion
12. Aliyu Usman: Former NSA Dasuki’s aide: N512 million
13. Ahmad Idris: Former NSA Dasuki’s PA: N1.5 billion
14. Rasheed Ladoja: Former Oyo governor: N500 million
15. Tom Ikimi: N300 million
16. Femi Fani-Kayode: N866 million
17. Hassan Tukur, former PPS to President Goodluck: $1.7 million
18. Nenadi Usman: N1.5 billion
19. Benedicta Iroha: N1.7 billion
20. Aliyu Usman Jawaz: Close ally of former NSA Dasuki: N882 million
21. Godknows Igali: Over N7billion
22. Former NSA Sambo Dasuki: Based on EFCC investigations and findings alone (this is beside the ongoing $2.1 billion military equipment scandal), a total of N126 billion, over $1.5 billion and 5.5 million British Pounds was embezzled through his office. A good number of these monies were simply shared to persons and companies without any formal contract awards.
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23. Former petroleum resources minister Diezani Alison-Madueke: In just one of the cases the EFCC is investigating involving her, about N23 billion is alleged to have been embezzled. She is also involved in the Strategic Alliance Contracts of the NNPC, where the firms of Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko got oil blocks but never paid government taxes and royalty. About $3 billion was involved. The Federal Government is charging Omokore and Aluko and will use all legal instruments local and international to ensure justice.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government on Friday, March 30, and through Lai Mohammed, released a list of some of those who have been accused of looting the nation’s treasury under the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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