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FG Set To Release New List Of 200 Looters



FG To Release List Of 200 Looters

A list showing 200 persons who allegedly looted Nigeria’s treasury would soon be released by the Federal Government.

Dailytrust reports that Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecution, made this known at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country.

The application was developed by a civil society organisation, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ).

Obla said some properties in high class areas of Abuja have been connected to serving and past public office holders.

“Let them tell us where they got the money to build these massive properties,” Obla, who is also the chairman of the special investigation panel on the recovery of public property was quoted as saying.

“If they cannot explain, let them quietly return it to Nigerians.”

Earlier in the year, the federal government had earlier released two lists comprising at least 30 names of alleged looters in the country.

On the list were the names of Uche Secondus, chairman of PDP; Olisa Metuh, ex-spokesman of the PDP; and a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also included were Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, and three PDP senators — Stella Oduah from Anambra, Jonah Jang from Plateau and Peter Nwaboishi from Delta.

Most of those mentioned have however denied involvement in any treasury loot, while some proceeded to court, seeking damages for alleged defamation.