With about six weeks to vacate their offices, top officials of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration have embarked on a looting spree, selling off priced government properties to themselves at ridiculous and scandalous prices. To further compound the impunity of the Jonathan’s administration, a building allocated to Nigeria’s anti-graft police, the EFCC used for intelligence operations since the days of Nuhu Ribadu and Farida Waziri as heads of the organisation, has been taken off from the current head of the agency, Ibrahim Lamorde by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and allocated to her police ADC, one Assistant Commissioner of Police, Uche Ifeanyi.
An aggrieved top presidential aide who confirmed the last minute sharing of government properties located within the Aso Rock presidential villa, high brow areas of Abuja such as Wuse 2, Asokoro and Maitama as well as in places like Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Apapa GRA and Ikeja GRA in Lagos, disclosed that Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim is the one coordinating the last minute looting and sharing exercise. It was further learnt that as part of deliberate and well coordinated efforts under the supervision of Nigeria’s controversial Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN to cripple the EFCC soon after its immediate past chairman, Farida Waziri was relieved of her position, Lamorde largely seen as weak and docile was summoned to the villa to surrender the keys to the building located at 15 Ibrahim Taiwo road within the Aso Rock villa. “He was not even allowed to remove the EFCC furniture in the building”, the source added. The building was subsequently allocated to Mrs Jonathan’s ADC to live in. To give the criminal effrontery official seal, the property which is a seven bedroom duplex with two bungalows is now being given to the First Lady’s aide to buy at less than the price of the furniture in the building. 88 Nos 3 bedroom duplexes of National Defence College quarters in Apo zone C currently occupied by Staff and Course participants has also been shared by the minister of FCT Alh Bala Muhammed signed and back dated late Thursday night on the eve of the public holiday of good friday. The scandalous looting is also being carried out in company names to hide the identity of the looters.
The source also disclosed that apart from Mrs Jonathan’s ADC, Ministers, President Jonathan’s aides, friends, associates and top military brass are the main beneficiaries of the on-going hurried sell-off of government choice properties across major cities. Further details of who has bought or is buying what in the mad looting going on in Abuja will soon be made public by this medium.