As campaign against corruption has been on the forefront of the present administration, lists of top corrupt politicians has been released from different quarters across the country.
Regardless of political party President Muhammadu Buhari has sometimes insisted that names of looters in the country be published.
Nigeria’s information minister, has responded by releasing a teaser list of alleged corrupt Nigerian politicians that mostly included political figures from the opposition party of which the current chairman of the opposition party was included. However, the opposition party also responded with it’s list of the corrupt Nigerian politicians
Altogether, these are the list of the corrupt Nigerian politicians released by the minister of information and the People Democratic Party and their scandals.
Uche Secondus (PDP Chairman) – On the 19th of Feb 2015, he took N200 million only from the office of the then NSA
PDP Ex-Financial Secretary – On the 24th of Oct 2014, he took N600 million only from the office of the then NSA
Olisah Metuh (Ex- National Publicity Secretary) – On trial for collecting N1.4b from the office of then NSA
Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, (Chairman of DAAR Communications) – On trial for taking N2.1 billion from the office of then NSA
Dudafa Waripamo-Owei (Ex-SSA to former President Jonathan) – On trial over N830 million kept in accounts of four different companies
Robert Azibaola (Ex-President Jonathan’s Cousin)- On Thursday, a Federal High Court ruled that he has a case to answer for collecting $40 million from the office of then NSA
Rotimi Amaechi (Minister for Transportation)- Indicted by the Justice George Omeregi led Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry of looting ₦97 billion along with co indictees including a former army general.
Saminu Turaki (Ex-Governor) – Alleged to have looted ₦36 billion. First charged before Justice Sabi’u Yahuza of the Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State.
Timipre Sylva (Ex-Governor)– A well known financier and supporter of the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Alleged to have looted ₦19.7 billion. He was facing trial before Justice A. Y. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja. However, two days after President Buhari was sworn in, the new APC government withdrew the charges preferred against Sylva on June 1, 2015 and on October 3, 2018, the EFCC returned to Sylva, 48 houses seized from him during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 to him.
Murtala Nyako (Ex-Governor) – Alleged to have looted ₦29 billion. Faced trial before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja
Senator Danjuma Goje – Alleged to have looted ₦25 billion. Faced trial before the Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu – Alleged to have looted ₦15 billion with the help of 18 co-accused. Charged on March 3, 2010. The case continues to linger in court.
Orji Kalu (Ex-Governor) – Alleged to have looted ₦3.2 billion. Faced trial before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
Kayode Fayemi (Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals) – Indicted by the Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by former Ekiti State chief judge and the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Ademola Ajakaiye, of sundry financial malfeasance totaling over ₦2 billion.
Senator Joshua Dariye – Alleged to have looted ₦1.2 billion. Faced trial before Justice Adebukola Banjoko at an FCT High Court.
Babachir Lawal (Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation) – Allegedly gave a ₦200 million contract to his own company from monies meant to look after Internally Displaced Persons. Has been sacked after protest by the opposition and civil society. Has still not been charged. Was allowed to be replaced by his own cousin.