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FG Releases 23 Names of Additional Treasury Looters

The Federal Government on Sunday released additional 23 new names of alleged treasury looters including former Governors of Plateau, Niger and Oyo -Jonah Jang, Babangida Aliyu and Rasheed Ladoja.

Also in the list are former Chief of Defence Staff, Alexander Badeh, former Chief of Army Staff, KTJ Minimah, former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun though the former service chiefs are all in court disputing the allegations.

Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement issued in Lagos said the new list and the one earlier released were not arbitrary but based on verifiable facts.

The statement was signed and made available to newsmen by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, the Special Adviser to the Minister.

The minister alleged that Jang looted N12.5 billion, Aliyu looted N1.6 billion from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) while Ladoja allegedly stole N500 million

The second batch of the alleged looters also included former NSA Sambo Dasuki and former Petroleum Resources Minister Dieziani Alison-Madukwe

On Dasuki loot, the minister said: “Based on EFCC investigations and findings alone (this is beside the ongoing 2.1billion dollar military equipment scandal), a total of N126 billion, over $1.5 billion and 5.5 million British Pounds was embezzled through his office.

A good number of these monies were simply shared to persons and companies without any formal contract awards.”

Regarding Diezani’s alleged loot, Mohammed said that in just one of the cases the EFCC was investigating involving her, about N23 billion was alleged to have been embezzled.

“She is also involved in the Strategic Alliance Contracts of the NNPC, where the firms of Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko got oil blocks but never paid government taxes and royalty.

About three  billion dollars  was involved. The Federal Government is charging Omokore and Aluko and will use all legal instruments local and international to ensure justice”.

The minister alleged that the 28th Chief of Army Staff, Rtd. Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah embezzled N13.9 billion whlile N4.8 billion was recovered from him by EFCC in cash and property

He said another former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika embezzled N4.5 billion while N29 million had been recovered from him by the EFCC so far.

The minister alleged that Alex Bade, the former Chief of Defence Staff stole N8 billion, and EFCC had recovered almost N4 billion in cash and property already.

Mohammed said Inde Dikko, former Comptroller General of Customs allegedly stole N40 billion and N1.1 billion was recovered in cash and choice properties from him.

Air Marshal Adesola Amosun allegedly embezzled N21.4 billion, with  N2.8 billion  recovered in cash while 28 properties and 3 vehicles also recovered frim him

The minister said that Sen. Bala Mohammed, former FCT Minister allegedly stole N5 billion and the court had grantef Interim forfeiture order on some property secured.

Former Aviation Minister, Sen. Stella Oduah allegedly stole N9.8 billion and the EFCC had secured an Interim Forfeiture order on some property secured.

Bashir Yuguda, a former Minister of State for Finance, was alleged to have embezzled N1.5 billion and  829,800 dollar was recovered from him.

Others are Sen. Peter Nwaboshi, N1.5 billion, Aliyu Usman former NSA Dasuki’s aide, N512 million and Ahmad Idris, former NSA Dasuki’s Personal Assistant: N1.5 billion.

The minister alleged that PDP stalwart, Tom Ikimi, stole N300 million, a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode stole N866 million while Hassan Tukur, former PPS to President Goodluck Jonathan stole 1.7 million dollars.

A former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman was alleged to have stolen N1.5 billion: Benedicta Iroha: N1.7 billion and Aliyu Usman Jawaz: Close ally of former NSA Dasuki N882 million

Godknows Igali, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power was alleged to have stolen over N7 billion

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