Group urges FG to publish names of Nigerian looters
The Centre for the Vulnerable and the Underprivileged (CENTREP), has called on the Federal Government to publish the names of looters alongside the amount recovered from them.
The Executive Director of the organization, Mr Oghenejabor Ikimi, made the call in a signed press statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Warri.
Ikimi said that the publication would not only engender transparency, it would also boost the confidence of the people in the anti-corruption policy of the government.
According to the Warri-based lawyer, the publication would also discourage others from indulging in corruption.
“Publishing names of looters side by side the various currencies of monies recovered from them will go a long way to deter other serving public office holders presently engaged in the social vice of looting our public treasury.
“CENTREP is of the view that non release of the names of looters side by side their loots will create the impression that the government has something to hide,’’ he said.
Ikimi, said that since the treasury looters were not being prosecuted in the Law Courts, it was expedient that their names and the amount stolen were published to strengthen the anti-corruption drive.