The Federal Government of Nigeria has responded to the challenge by the People Democratic Party and has released the list of those it described as looters of the treasury of the country.
The Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, during a conference in Lagos outlined the names of the individuals include officials in the past government.
“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.
The name of People Democratic Party’s Heavyweights, who are standing trials for corruption were included in the list.
According to Channels Television, the move by the APC-led Federal government to release the names of the alleged looters and the funds allegedly stolen by them is in response to the opposition party, PDP’s, challenge to the government to name those alleged to have looted the country.
According to Punch, these are the names of the alleged looter below and the allegations against them by the Federal Government.
1. Uche Secondus, PDP Chairman
Allegation: On the 19th of Feb 2015, he took N200 million only from the office of the NSA.
2. Former PDP Financial Secretary.
Allegation: On the 24th of Oct 2014, he took N600 million only from the office of former NSA.
3. Olisah Metuh, Former National Publicity Secretary
4. Dr Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications.
On trial for allegedly taking N2.1 billion from the office of the former NSA.
5. Dudafa Waripamo-Owei, Former SSA to President Goodluck Jonathan
On trial, over N830 million allegedly kept in accounts of four different companies.
6. Robert Azibaola, Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin
On Thursday, a Federal High Court ruled that he has a case to answer for allegedly collecting $40 million from the office of former NSA.