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Nigerian Politicians Now Burying Loots In Backyards, Burial Grounds & Deep Forests – FG

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April 17, 2017 – Nigerian Politicians Now Burying Loots In Backyards, Burial Grounds & Deep Forests – FG

The Federal Government claimed yesterday that suspected looters are now burying cash in cemeteries, forests and backyards.

It said the anti-corruption agencies had been inundated with information on how looters resorted to hiding funds, suspected to have been stolen, in their backyards, deep forests and burial grounds.

Information, Culture & Tourism Minister Lai Mohammed, in a statement in Lagos yesterday, said the whistle-blower policy was achieving the desired results.

According to him, the policy has led to the recovery of more looted funds in many currencies.

The minister said all the recovered funds were safe and that the government will give full account to Nigerians.

Thanking Nigerians for their enthusiasm and commitment in helping the government to tackle corruption through disclosure of useful leads to appropriate government agencies, Mohammed said:

“Since we launched the whistle blower policy, we have received immeasurable support from Nigerians.

“Yes, there is monetary reward for any information that leads to recovery of looted funds, but from what we have seen; most of the Nigerians who have come forward with useful leads were driven by patriotism rather than reward.

“Nigerians, fired by a fervid resolve to help banish corruption from their country, have daily inundated the offices of the appropriate government agencies with valuable information.

“We have been told how looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, in deep forests and even in burial grounds.

“Thanks to whistle-blowers, it is now clear that a rapacious few have pillaged the nation’s wealth through a vicious orgy of corrupt practices,” he said.

The minister, however, noted that more funds were in the possession of looters than were available to government at all levels to meets its obligations including paying workers’ salaries and providing social amenities.

He stressed that the government will not abandon the policy for whatever reason, but will continue to rejig it and make it more effective as an anti-corruption tool.

The minister assured that as soon as the necessary reconciliation process and the litigation in some of the cases were concluded, government would give full account of the recovered looted funds to Nigerians.

He re-assured Nigerians who have useful information on looted funds that the government will protect their identities and give them their stipulated reward.



  1. Big Aunty Koks

    April 17, 2017 at 6:33 AM

    Simply change the Naira currency as was done in times past and there will be panic enough to flush out the money from hiding. That way the recovery will be faster and the country can move forward!
    The foreign currencies hidden will still be recovered using the current process as they need to travel to spend same or need to sell in black market for people travelling….. And that is too risky as they would not be sure the potential buyers are not whistle blowers .

    • Pat

      April 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      Big Tons, you heard me talking too. I totally agree with you.

  2. iron bar

    April 17, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    MAGO MAGO EVERY WHERE.let us know the names of those who stashed foreign currencies in their bedroom apartments,what of the ones found in the airport recently.if efcc and icpc cannot do their job sincerely,disband it.we shall continue to rank high in worlds corruption index.

  3. Endurance

    April 17, 2017 at 9:44 PM

    Anti corruption war in Nigeria may not be fully consummated if our anti graft agency-the EFCC fail to expose those behind the looted funds found in a residential home in Ikoyi Lagos and the one found at the airport in the northern part of the country as well as others. The EFCC mandate is to ensure it recover stolen money, fitch out anyone found guilty of corruption and making sure such individual stand trial in the law court. Unfortunately what we’ve witness so far make us doubt the credibility of this organisation. Their is certainly more than just encouraging whistle blower to help in recovering our looted funds. Those behind this unpatriotic act are not “GHOST”,they are humans that are visible and traceable and therefore should be fitched out. Olusegun Obasanjo did it to Tafa balogun during his administration,handcuffing and shaming him in the public before throwing him into the prison. Same with Dimeji Bankole. The EFCC should ensure they not just recover our looted funds but should also try as much as possible to identify those behind this unpatriotism and jailing the individuals. Taking this part no doubt will more than 70% curtail the criminal activities of this shameless politicians in a corrupt country like ours.

  4. fifelomo

    April 18, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    @Endurance I feel you.

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