Bode George, Kalu, Ladoja, Dariye, 52 others looted N243bn -EFCC








 Bode George

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain / NPA Chairman

N100 billion


 Saminu Turaki

former governor of Jigawa State

N36 billion


Patrick Fernandez

an Indian businessman

N32 billion


 Tom Isegholi, Mohammed Buba and Mike Okoli

for The Transcorp Plc

 N15 billion 


Kenny Martins

Police Equipment Fund (PEF)

N7.7 billion


Rasheed Ladoja

Former governor of Oyo State

 N6 billion


Roland Iyayi

former Managing Director of FAAN

N5.6 billion


 Babalola Borishade

former Minister of Aviation, Education, Tourism

N5.6 billion


Eider George

an Austrian businessman

N5.6 billion


Chimaroke Nnamani

former governor of Enugu State

 N5.3 billion


Senator Nicholas Ugbane and nine others [1. Ndudi Elumelu,2.  Mohammed Jibo, House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Rural Development, 3. Paulinus Igwe, 4. Sam Gekpe, Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), 5. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Aliyu Abdullahi,  6. Abdulsamad Jahun, 7. Kayode Oyedeji 8. Simon Nanle  9. Lawrence Orekoya

All members of the House of Representatives and/or Ministry



Orji Uzor Kalu

former governor of Abia State

N5 billion 


Nyeson Wike

serving Chief of Staff to Rivers State Governor

 N4.7 billion,


 Jim Ovia, Olakunle Orupe, Kanu Chimezie, and Patrick Okagwu  [4 senior Bank Managers ]

All of Zenith Bank

N3.6 billion


Michael Botmang

former acting governor of Plateau State

N1.5 billion 


Ransome Owan(Chairman) and 6 others:  Abdul-Rahman Ado (Vice-Chairman and Commissioner, Market Competition and Pricing); Muhammed Baba Gana Bunu (Finance and Support Services); Prof. O.C. Iloeje (Research and Development); Dr. Muhammed Alimi Abdul-Rasaq (Legal, Licensing and Enforcement); Abimbola Odubiyi (Engineering Standards and Safety); and Dr. Grace Eyoma (Government and Consumer Affairs).

Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC),

N1.5 billion 


Molkat Mutfwang and 3 others [Michael Mtonga Aule, Dr. Andrew Ekpanobi, and a contractor, Alexander John Cozma, his company, Intermarkets USA LLC,]

Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC

 N636 million



former Aviation Minister

N250 million


 Jolly Nyame

 former governor of Taraba State

N180 million


Boni Haruna

former governors of Adamawa State

N93 million 


Dr. Albert Ikomi

 a retired Permanent Secretary

N43 million,


Dr. Yuguda Manu

chairman, Taraba State Civil Service Commission,

N17.5 million


Senator Iyabo Obasanjo

 Senator of the FRN

N10 million


Joshua Dariye

former governor of Plateau State

(amount not stated)



Bode George, Kalu, Ladoja, Dariye, 52 others looted N243bn -EFCC

Soji-Eze Fagbemi, Abuja – 09.07.2009

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the names of 56 Nigerians it alleged collectively removed over N243 billion from the nation’s treasury.

The names, some of which the EFCC Chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, referred to as politically revered people in the international community, were contained in a list handed over to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), as the EFCC and NLC commenced their strategic partnership to intensify the fight against corruption in the country.

The list contained names of well-known politicians, former governors, ministers, permanent secretaries, civil servants, chairmen and members of parastatal agencies, local government chairmen, members of the House of Representatives and senators.

The EFCC boss had, on Tuesday, visited the Labour House, Abuja, where she briefed the NLC leadership led by its president, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, and revealed that a strategic meeting would soon be held with NLC to formally signal the beginning of their new partnership.

Lending credence to the statement by Mrs. Waziri, during the meeting, that some Nigerians were stealing in billions, the money stolen ranged from N10 million to N100 billion.

According to the list, only eight of the suspects allegedly stole in millions; 17 of them were alleged, by the EFCC, to have stolen in billions, while the amounts allegedly stolen by others were not specified.

Tagged “ongoing high profile cases” by the commission, all the listed cases are already in court in the different parts of the country. While 11 were instituted and handed over by the former EFCC chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the present chairman, Mrs. Wazri, commenced 22 of the cases.

The 56 alleged looters were taken to court under 33 high-profile cases and 33 of them have been granted bail by the court under various circumstances, while 19 were remanded in prison custody.

Two of them have been convicted; charges have been filed against one but the suspect has refused to put in appearance in court, while court judgment is currently under review in one of the cases.

Among the high-profile cases in which the suspects have been granted bail are: former governors of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, N36 billion; Joshua Dariye (Plateau) amount not stated; Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), N5 billion; Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), N6 billion; Jolly Nyame (Taraba), N180 million; Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu), N5.3 billion; Boni Haruna (Adamawa), N93 million and Michael Botmang, (acting governor, Plateau) N1. 5 billion.

The EFCC also listed the cases involving a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Bode George, N100 billion; an Indian businessman, Patrick Fernandez, N32 billion; former Managing Director of FAAN, Roland Iyayi, N5.6 billion; former Minister of Aviation, Professor Babalola Borishade, N5.6 billion; an Austrian businessman, Eider George, N5.6 billion; and Kenny Martins of Police Equipment Fund (PEF), N7.7 billion.

Also on the list are: Tom Isegholi, Mohammed Buba, and Mike Okoli for the Transcorp Plc., N15 billion; Senator Nicholas Ugbane and nine other members of the House of Representatives, N5.2 billion; Iyabo Obasanjo, N10 million; serving Chief of Staff to Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike, N4.7 billion; former Aviation Minister Femi-Fani-Kayode, N250 million; four senior Zenith Bank managers, N3.6 billion; Molkat Mutfwang and three others, N636 million; Dr. Ransome Owan and six others, N1.5 billion; a retired Permanent Secretary, Dr. Albert Ikomi, N43 million, and chairman, Taraba State Civil Service Commission, Dr. Yuguda Manu, N17.5 million.


1. Bode George N100 billion
2. Saminu Turaki N36 billion
3. Patrick Fernandez N32 billion
4. Tom Isegholi, Mohammed Buba
and Mike Okoli (for The Transcorp Plc) N15 billion
5. Kenny Martins N7.7 billion
6. Rasheed Ladoja N6 billion
7. Roland Iyayi N5.6 billion
8. Babalola Borishade N5.6 billion
9. Eider George N5.6 billion
10. Chimaroke Nnamani N5.3 billion
11. Senator Nicholas Ugbane and nine other members of the House
of Representatives N5.2 billion
12. Orji Uzor Kalu N5 billion
13. Nyeson Wike N4.7 billion
14. 4 senior Zenith Bank Managers N3.6 billion
15. Michael Botmang N1.5 billion
16. Ransome Owan and 6 others N1.5 billion
17. Molkat Mutfwang and 3 others N636 million
18. Femi-Fani-Kayode N250 million
19. Jolly Nyame N180 million
20. Boni Haruna N93 million
21. Dr. Albert Ikomi N43 million
22. Dr. Yuguda Manu N17.5 million
23. Iyabo Obasanjo N10 million
24. Joshua Dariye (amount not stated)




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2 Responses to “Bode George, Kalu, Ladoja, Dariye, 52 others looted N243bn -EFCC”

  1. FABIAN says:

    The figures published in this release can never be the total figure each of the “Fine Thieves” borrowed from the nation’s treasury. It most likely represent the verified amount the EFCC and or other security agencies has access to.

    Now that the nation’s ”bad luck” (Emanuel Auondaka) who had been the stumbling block for the the trial of these culprit in no longer there, I am yet to understand the reason behind their apprehension and trial.

    Another set of “wonderful guys” Nigerians are keenly watching to see what will happen to are those that has made the power sector get to the very sorry state it currently is in.

    Best regards

  2. FABIAN says:

    Is it not wiser to try these guys and equally jail any Judge who strike out any of their cases ”On technical ground” for crime against humanity?.

    There has been high level of infrastructural decay, avoidable deaths in our hospitals, tons of man hour spent on road trafic due to bad roads to mention only but a few issues, as a result the looting of the fund provided for their provision and development.

    We thank God for the removal of the former attorney general and minister of Justice (Aoundaka). He was really a disservice to this country and with that (his removal), I think there is hope for Nigeria.

    Best regards

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