The Federal Government on Friday released the names of those who allegedly looted from the country’s treasury while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was at the helm of the nation’s affairs.
While reeling out the names of the alleged looters, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed argued that until all the looted funds under the PDP were returned, their apology to Nigerians is not acceptable.
“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.
Names on the list include:
PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus
Allegation: On the 19th of Feb 2015, he took N200 million only from the office of the NSA.
Former PDP Financial Secretary,
Allegation: On the 24th of Oct 2014, he took N600 million only from the office of former NSA.
Former National Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh
On trial for allegedly collecting N1.4bn from the office of former NSA.
Dr Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications
On trial for allegedly taking N2.1 billion from the office of the former NSA.
Former SSA to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dudafa Waripamo-Owei
On trial, over N830 million allegedly kept in accounts of four different companies.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin, Robert Azibaola
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.
Mohammed insisted the present administration will not stop telling Nigerians how the PDP looted the nation dry.
“We will not stop talking about the massive looting by the PDP. They brought Nigeria to this sorry pass. We are now looking around for loans to build infrastructure, and they ask us not to talk about it. We will talk about it,”
“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,” he said.