Monday, May 30, 2016

Lai Mohammed Spits, 'Buhari Was Advised Not To Reveal Identities Of Looters'

The Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari was advised against revealing the identity of looters due to the legal implications of such an action.

Mohammed disclosed this while featuring on OneYear, a Channels Television Programme to mark the Buhari’s administration’s first year in office.

It would be recalled that the President had promised to publish the identity of looters during his democracy day speech.

He, however, reneged on the promise during his address yesterday and rather gave the responsibility to the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Reacting to the development, Mohammed said, “Yes, he initially said that he’ll give specific details about recovered loot but he was advised against doing so for legal reasons.

“Of course, for obvious legal reasons. The president said he was going to release the amount recovered and where the recovered assets are.

“Yes he initially said he will name looters, but he was advised against doing so for legal reasons. Of course, he has a right to reverse himself on that.

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