- Presidency has reportedly ordered the release of a comprehensive list of those it claims engaged in the massive looting in the last administration
- A top official said the Presidency wants to prove to Nigerians that last PDP administration officials engaged in humon looting of the nation’s scarce resources
- The government is reportedly amused that after a piecemeal list of looters was released last week
A top official of the federal government on Tuesday, April 3, disclosed that Presidency has ordered the release of a comprehensive list of those it claims engaged in the massive looting
Vanguard reports that the official said Presidency conveyed the directive to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the weekend.
According to him, Presidency was miffed by attempt by the opposition to whip up sentiments into a purely criminal matter, which its top officials in the last administration committed against Nigeria and Nigerians.
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He said: ''The Presidency wants to prove to Nigerians that indeed the last PDP administration officials engaged in humongous looting of the nation’s scarce resources and that it is not something that they should trivialise as they are desperately trying to do.
''The government is amused that after a piecemeal list of looters was released last week, the suspects, who should be hiding their faces in shame and apologising to Nigerians for their heinous crimes, turn round to castigate the government all in a desperate move to confuse Nigerians.''
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It was learnt that in carrying out the Presidential directives, Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has ordered all heads of departments to furnish him with the names of those who took money from the public treasury within the period under examination.
The compilation, it was further learned, would include the names of the suspects, the amount collected, where and when it was taken and the purpose for which the amount was collected and if such a person or persons had been charge to court and what the state of the case is.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the government 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 PDP.
Mohammed, the information minister, released the list during a press conference in Lagos, adding that the individuals include officials in the past government.
The names in the released list include PDP chieftains currently facing charges of corruption and financial crimes.
The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under their watch. They said they did not loot the treasury.
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