The Federal Government has gone on to release a new list of alleged looters, expanding it list from 5 to 28, with 23 new names.
The Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had previously released a list of 5, all of them members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Mohammed, speaking on the new list of 23, said the initial list of 5 was only 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.
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?
Giving the names, Mohammed said the Federal Government will not be intimidated into silence.
See the list below:
Former NSA Sambo Dasuki: Based on EFCC investigations and findings (this is beside the ongoing $2.1 billion military equipment scandal), a total of ₦126 billion, over $1.5 billion and £5.5 million was allegedly embezzled through his office.
Former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madukwe: In one of the cases the EFCC is investigating involving her, about ₦23 billion is alleged to have been embezzled.
Rtd. Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah: ₦13.9 billion. ₦4.8 billion recovered by EFCC in cash and property.
Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika: ₦4.5 billion. ₦29million recovered by the EFCC so far.
Alex Barde, former Chief of Defence Staff: ₦8 billion, and EFCC recovered almost ₦4 billion in cash and property already.
Inde Dikko, former CG Customs: ₦40 billion, and ₦1.1 billion in cash recovered in cash and choice properties.
Air Marshal Adesola Amosun: ₦21.4 billion. ₦2.8 billion recovered in cash. 28 properties and 3 vehicles also recovered.
Senator Bala Abdulkadir, former FCT Minister: ₦5 billion. Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.
Senator Stella Oduah: ₦9.8 billion. Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.
Former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu: ₦1.6 billion – from NSA.
Senator Jonah Jang, former Plateau State Governor: ₦12.5 billion..
Bashir Yuguda, former Minister of State for Finance: ₦1.5 billion. $829,800 recovered.
Senator Peter Nwaboshi: ₦1.5 billion.
Aliyu Usman, Former NSA Dasuki’s aide: ₦512 million.
Ahmad Idris, Former NSA Dasuki’s PA: ₦1.5 billion.
Rasheed Ladoja, Former Oyo Governor: ₦500 million.
Tom Ikimi: ₦300 million.
Femi Fani-Kayode: ₦866 million.
Hassan Tukur, former PPS to Goodluck Jonathan: $1.7 million.
Nenadi Usman: ₦1.5 billion.
Benedicta Iroha: ₦1.7 billion.
Aliyu Usman Jawaz: Close ally of former NSA Dasuki: ₦882 million.
Godknows Igali: Over ₦7 billion.