Senate President Bukola Saraki’s Man Friday, Senator Peter Nwaboshi includes 24 people the federal government said looted public funds. A fresh list was released by the government on Sunday in which Senator Nwaboshi, Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, was said to have looted N1.5 billion. Two other senators mentioned in the list were Stella Oduah, who was said to have looted N9.8 billion; and Jonah Jang, a former Plateau state governor, who reportedly stole N12.5 billion.
Others in the list were Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister and spokesperson of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaigns organisation, Col. Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser; and former service chiefs - Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (retd); Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd); Air Marshall Alex Badeh (retd.); Inde Dikko, former Comptroller-General of Customs; Air Marshal Adesola Amosun (retd). (See full list below).
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, who read out the list said an initial list of six alleged looters was “a tip of the iceberg”, while the latest list was meant to complete it.
“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”, Mohammed said.
See the list …
Former NSA Sambo Dasuki: Based on EFCC investigations and findings (this is beside the ongoing $2.1 billion military equipment scandal), a total of N126 billion, over $1.5 billion and 5.5million British Pounds was allegedly embezzled through his office.
Former Petroleum Resources Minister Dieziani Alison-Madukwe: In one of the cases the EFCC is investigating involving her, about N23 billion is alleged to have been embezzled.
Rtd. Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah: N13.9 billion. N4.8 billion recovered by EFCC in cash and property
Rtd. Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika: N4.5 billion. N29million recovered by the EFCC so far.
Alex Badeh, former Chief of Defence Staff: N8 billion, and EFCC recovered almost N4 billion in cash and property already.
Inde Dikko, former CG Customs: N40 billion, and N1.1 billion in cash recovered in cash and choice properties.
Rtd Air Marshal Adesola Amosun: N21.4 billion. N2.8 billion recovered in cash. 28 properties and 3 vehicles also recovered.
Senator Bala Abdulkadir, former FCT Minister: 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 – 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, Former NSA Dasuki’s aide: N512 million
Ahmad Idris, Former NSA Dasuki’s PA: N1.5 billion
Rasheed Ladoja, Former Oyo Governor: N500 million
Tom Ikimi: N300 million
Femi Fani-Kayode: N866 million
Hassan Tukur, former PPS to President Goodluck: $1.7 million
Nenadi Usman: N1.5 billion
Benedicta Iroha: N1.7 billion
Aliyu Usman Jawaz: Close ally of former NSA Dasuki: N882 million
Jonah Jang, former Plateau State Governor: N12.5 billion
Godknows Igali: Over N7 billion.