“Looters Now Bury Cash in Cemeteries”
The Federal Government on Sunday revealed how looters of public funds have resorted to burying looted funds in cemeteries, forests and backyards.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this known in Lagos, adding that the whistleblowers’ policy has assisted the anti-graft agencies to uncover billions of naira in such hidden places.
The minister added that looters had more money in their custody than the Federal Government and that effort to recover it had been put in place.
However, the minister explained that most of the whistleblowers had refused to take the percentage promised by the government but they had exposed the looters because of their love for the country and their patriotic zeal.
“We are getting the desired results through the whistleblowers and the government is providing adequate security for such patriotic Nigerians,” he said.
The minister said all the recovered funds were safe and that the government will give full account to Nigerians.
Mohammed stated that the recovered funds were in safe custody and that the amount would be made public in a short time.
“We have been told how looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, in deep forests and even in burial grounds.
Asked if the government would abandon the policy due to lack of insecurity for whistleblower, Mohammed said no, adding that it would not.
He assured whistle-blower of maximum protection, calling on Nigerians who have information about those who had stolen the nation’s wealth to disclose it.