Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has alleged that some people close to President Muhammadu Buhari have buried their loot in the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Fayose stated this in response to Lai Mohammed’s statement, where he claimed that looters now bury stolen funds in cemetaries and deep forests.
In a statement issued by the Governor’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose slammed Mohammed for playing on the intelligence of Nigerians.
“Looters in the Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency, especially those being compensated for funding the election of the president in 2015 bury their own loot in the villa with presidential protection.
“Should it be wrong for other supposed looters that do not have presidential protection like the All Progressives Congress (APC) looters to bury their loots in burial grounds probably for spiritual protection?
“Nigerians can no longer be fooled with stage-managed loots recoveries, with no traceable owners (looters), especially when the loots are traceable to close associates of the president and his cabinet members.
“Obviously, this so-called anti-corruption war has become a laughing stock with N49 million found in Kaduna Airport, N448 million discovered in a shop at Victoria Island, Lagos and N13 billion found in Ikoyi, Lagos neither having owners nor the identities of owners of the property where the money was found known,” the statement read in part.
Fayose also claimed the recovered monies either belonged to those around Buhari or that the government planted them “to sustain its fake anti-corruption fight”
“It is either the money belongs to members of Buhari’s government or it is being planted by the government to sustain its fake anti-corruption fight in the minds of the people.
“Enough of stage-managed and fake anti-corruption war aimed solely at opposition figures, especially presidential hopefuls in the 2019 election”, he said.