Here are alleged looters of Nigeria, says FG – Crossfire

Following allegations by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of monumental corruption under the Jonathan administration and the PDP’s challenge to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to name the looters, the federal government responded by unveiling the initial list of alleged looters under PDP government. PATRICK ANDREW brings highlight.
“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.
“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”, Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said.
In the list, which contains six names, Prince Uche Secondus is accused of taking N200 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) on February 19, 2015.
Olisah Metuh is listed as being on trial for allegedly collecting N1.4 billion from the ONSA.
Chief Raymond Dokpesi is listed as being on trial for allegedly taking N2.1 billion from ONSA.
Dudafa Waripamo-Owei, ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, is listed as being on trial for allegedly keeping over N830 million in accounts of four different companies.
Former president’s cousin, Robert Azibaola, is facing trial for allegedly collecting $40 million from the ONSA.
Former PDP financial secretary is alleged of taking N600 million from the ONSA on October 24, 2018.
Not done with the initial list, the APC-led federal government came up with another list of alleged looters.
“The list of alleged looters which it released earlier was based on verifiable facts, including the amount involved, the date the amount in question was collected and from where it was taken.”
‘’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.
‘’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?.
‘’The hysterical and panicky reaction from the PDP has shown that the party is not at all sincere about its choreographed apology. Were it not the case, the party would have followed in the footsteps of one of its leaders, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, who simply owned up to his role in the party’s rigging in the past elections and said he had turned a new leaf.
‘’It is said that a true confession is done in humility with an attitude of repentance. It is clear that the PDP does not know this, hence its resort to hubris instead of humility and genuine penitence,’’ he said.
Former NSA Sambo Dasuki: Based on EFCC investigations and findings alone (this is beside the ongoing $2.1 billion military equipment scandal), N126 billion, over $1.5 billion and 5.5 million British Pounds embezzled through his office.
Former Petroleum Resources Minister Dieziani Alison-Madukwe: 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. About $3 billion was involved.
Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (retd.): N13.9 billion (N4.8 billion recovered by EFCC in cash, property)
Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd.): N4.5 billion (N29 million recovered by the EFCC)
Alex Barde, former Chief of Defence Staff: N8 billion (N4 billion in cash and property recovered).
Former Customs CG Inde Dikko: N40 billion (N1.1 billion cash and choice properties recovered).
Air Marshal Adesola Amosu: N21.4 billion (N2.8 billion cash, 28 properties and three vehicles recovered).
Former FCT Minister Bala Mohammed: N5 billion. Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.
Senator Stella Oduah: N9.8 billion. Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.
Former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu: N1.6 billion allegedly collected from NSA.
Senator Jonah Jang, former Plateau State Governor: N12.5 billion.
Bashir Yuguda, former Minister of State for Finance: N1.5 billion. $829,800 recovered.
Senator Peter Nwaboshi: N1.5 billion
Aliyu Usman: Ex-NSA Dasuki’s aide: N512 million
Ahmad Idris: Dasuki’s PA: N1.5 billion
Rashidi Ladoja, former Oyo Governor: N500m
Tom Ikimi, N300 million
Femi Fani-Kayode: N866 million
Hassan Tukur, former PPS to former President Goodluck Jonathan: $1.7 million
Nenadi Usman: N1.5 billion
Benedicta Iroha: N1.7 billion
Aliyu Usman Jawaz, Dasuki’s close ally: N882m
Godknows Igali: Over N7 billion.

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