The Federal Government has released a list of some of those who have allegedly looted the nation’s treasury.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammad, released the list during a press conference in Lagos on Friday. Mohammad said the individuals include officials in the past government.
The names in the list revealed by the Federal Government include PDP chieftains who are currently being tried for corruption and financial crimes.
“The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under their watch. They said they did not loot the treasury. Well, I am sure they know that the treasury was looted dry under their watch. Yet they decided to grandstand. This shows the hollowness of their apology,” Mohammed said as he released the names.
Find the list below and the allegations against them by the Federal Government…
1 PDP Chairman Uche Secondus
Allegation: On the 19th of Feb 2015, he took N200 million only from the office of the NSA.
- Then PDP Financial Secretary
Allegation: On the 24th of Oct 2014, he took N600 million only from the office of then NSA.
- Then National Publicity Secretary Olisah Metuh
On trial for allegedly collecting N1.4bn from the office of then NSA.
- Dr Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications
On trial for allegedly taking N2.1 billion from the office of then NSA.
- Former SSA to President Jonathan, Dudafa Waripamo-Owei
On trial, over N830 million allegedly kept in accounts of four different companies.
- Former President Jonathan’s Cousin Robert Azibaola
On Thursday, a Federal High Court ruled that he has a case to answer for allegedly collecting $40 million from the office of then NSA.
The decision by the APC government to reveal the names of the alleged looters and the funds stolen is in response to the opposition party, PDP’s, challenge to the government to name those alleged to have looted the country and destroyed the economy. Mohammed said this list is just a tip of the iceberg, and the APC did not make these cases up as some of them currently have cases in court.
“They are in court and the records are available. Some of the people on this list are seeking to plea bargain, and that is a fact.
“We insist that Nigeria was looted blind under the watch of the PDP and that the starting point in tendering an apology is for them to return the loot,” he said.