Given the controversy received last week by the treasury looters’ lists released by the federal government. The list who was tagged the second batch of looters is also planning to release another fresh list of looters. The new list that will be released is said to include names of the Former governors, ministers and top politicians.
The Punch learnt that the third batch list looters who allegedly robbed the national treasury will soon be published. The list could contain names of those who might be sued in courts for the corruption.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture had in total published 55 names so far who had stolen N1.34 trillion under the leadership of former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Though many of the alleged names published are already undergoing trial in court. The two batches of the treasury looters had received criticism because of sentiment. The two batches of the lists only contained names of the opposition party (PDP). While the names of former PDP member who have defected to APC had been omitted from the lists.
However, according to the Punch, it says a source close to the Presidency said the Minister of Information would release the third batch of the treasury looters’ lists soon.
The source who spoke in anonymity said the next looters’ lists would be more comprehensive. He further said the list would contain those took money directly from the Federal Government before the 2015 elections. He also said many people will be shocked because names of some individuals considered to be close to the government could be on the third list.
The source said, “Between you and me, I can authoritatively tell you that we are compiling a fresh list. We won’t release it until we are satisfied with it. We want to be thorough. People will be shocked when we release the fresh names.
“Those who accused us of being biased will know that we know what we are doing. The first list was a fraction. When the second one came out, people were surprised. As for the next one, people will be shocked. I won’t say more than that.”