Okonjo-Iweala Helped The Last Administration Loot Funds; She Also Must Be Brought To Justice – Oshiomole


Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, alleged that former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, helped the past administration to loot funds.

Oshiomhole, who was the guest speaker at a dialogue session that was co-organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, yesterday, to commemorate the International Human Rights Day, urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to spare the former Minister.

Speaking to journalists at the end of his presentation, Oshiomhole, maintained that Okonjo-Iweala has serious questions to answer regarding what happened to looted funds that were recovered from former military dictator, General Sani Abacha.

“All I am just saying is that we are in a constitutional democracy. We are not under an informal arrangement. When you listen to all the narratives, all the disclosures and defence, you will realise that the Federal Government needs to prosecute everybody, not to exempt anyone.

“For example, I have read in the newspapers and online, the former Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy saying that she transferred part of the money recovered from Abacha to Dasuki for security purposes.

“Now, the first question the media should ask is, even under conditions of war, money must be appropriated. The National Assembly, I recall very well, when Aminu Tambuwal was Speaker of the House of Representatives, they reconvened on Sunday in order to attend to an urgent matter submitted by the President. So, the Constitution is very clear.

“Money was looted and foreign countries helped us recover that money and a minister assisted in ensuring that that money is re-looted again. And she is there in Washington and you are here languishing. I am saying that she also must be brought to justice,” Oshiomole said.