“Nigerians want to know how many properties were recovered and who bought the properties. Who authorised the sale? Nigerians want details, not propaganda because most of these properties have been sold and resold”, Fayose said
The governor also advised the federal government to create a website where all the properties recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and to whom they were sold would be listed, stating that it was no longer possible to trust the EFCC’s reports on recovered looted funds and properties.
“How can Nigerians continue to trust the position of the same EFCC that said in April 2016 that the allegation of corruption against Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Danladi Umar was mere suspicion and would be difficult to prove in court, but now charged the same CCT Chairman to court on the allegation it described as mere suspicion?”, he questioned.
“On November 23, 2017, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, the Chairman of the Senate committee investigating the botched reinstatement and promotion of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pensions, Ibrahim Maina told Nigerians on the floor of the Senate that almost all the exotic properties recovered from alleged looters of Pension Funds had already been re-looted by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Last year November also, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), while testifying before the National Assembly alleged that one of the properties recovered from alleged looters of Pension Funds was already sold to a Lagos lawyer’, the statement said.
“How are we now sure that the same people who re-looted the recovered pension loots have not also looted the recovered properties the President said will be sold?”, Fayose, a known critic of President said
Similarly, the governor referred to the Malabu scandal, in which the names of several persons had been defamed in the media, and that the Attorney-General of the Federal had declared that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the accused persons in court.
“The federal government should therefore publish and state clearly what has happened in the EFCC between 2006 and now,” he said.
“Nigerians need to know the recovered properties sold by Ibrahim Magu’s predecessor, Ibrahim Lamorde and other previous EFCC chairmen. Those who bought them should be made public too.”