President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday announced that he will name looters of public funds in a speech he intends to deliver on May 29.
Buhari told journalists on the sideline of the Anti-Corruption Summit holding in London, that such corrupt individuals will be prosecuted.
He said: “So far, what has come out, what has been recovered in whatever currency from each ministries, departments and individuals.
“I intend on the 29th to speak on this because all Nigerians are getting from the mass media because of the number of people arrested either by the EFCC, DSS. But we want to make a comprehensive report on the 29th.”
On whether the names of those indicted will be published, he said: “Yes, eventually, it has to be done because we want to successfully prosecute them. But you know you cannot go to the courts unless you have documents for prosecution.
“People signed for these monies into their personal accounts, their banks gave statements that the money is there, when it came, how much and so on.”
Reacting to the allegation of selective prosecution, Buhari stated: “That is an accusation against the law enforcement agencies. But I assure you that we do not interfere. Try and get those who are now under arrest, you will find out it is across the board.”