With President Muhammadu Buhari 'big hammer' on corrupt officials since the inception of his administration in May 2015, some prominent Nigerians who served in previous administration are still on the run.
The accusations against them ranges from corruption, fraud and embezzlement of public fund and trust.
Here are six prominent Nigerians who are part of the 'yam eaters' during Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan and currently on self-imposed exile to invade trials 1. Kingsley Kuku Under Jonathan's rule, Kingsley Kuku was his special adviser on Niger Delta Affairs. He was also the chairman of the presidential amnesty programme.
In July 2015, the EFCC summoned Mr Kuku for questioning over his part in the alleged embezzlement and fraudulent diversion of funds running into hundreds of millions of Naira in the Amnesty Office.
Mr Kuku was asked to appear before the EFCC on July 28, 2015 but requested to be allowed to honour the invitation on September 30, 2015. He however left the country and is suspected to be in the US. He has insisted that he only traveled on medical grounds.
Kuku would have participated in the 2016 Ondo governorship race 2. Mohammed Bello Adoke Mohammed Adoke was Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice under Jonathan's rule.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was appointed into the office on April 6, 2010, and he had supervisory control over prominent law enforcement agencies including the EFCC.
He has been accused of taking part in at least three major multi-billion dollar deals. They include the $1.1 billion Malabu oil payment deal; $2.1 billion arms fund diversion and recently, the alleged diversion of $1.6 billion local government judgment fund.
Mr Adoke has since left Nigeria for Netherlands, presumably to pursue a law programme at the prestigious Leiden University. 3. Diezani Alison-Madueke Diezani Alison-Madueke was the petroleum minister under Jonathan's rule. The former director at Shell’s tenure as petroleum minister turned out one of Nigeria’s most controversial, as corruption allegations continued to come up.
Under her watch, probes by independent audit firms, including the KPMG, confirmed billions of Naira of oil money was mismanaged.
In 2014, the then governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi, alleged in 2014 that the missing money was about $20 billion. Mrs Alison-Madueke is believed to be in the United Kingdom where in 2015 she received treatment for cancer. 4. Government Ekpemupolo Popularly known as Tompolo, he was a former commander of the militant group known as Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).
In October 2009, he embraced the amnesty program to allow the government and the oil companies carry out development projects in the region.
He wielded a lot of power under Jonathan's administration and the EFCC have declared him wanted in a case of conspiracy and illegal diversion of the sum of N34, 000,000,000 (Thirty Four Billion Naira) belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.
5. Bello Fadile
During Jonathan's rule, Fadile was a close friend of Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser.
Fadile was also a director of special duties in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), under Dasuki. Fadile is currently being investigated for his alleged role in the $2.1 billion arms scandal which got Dasuki arrested.
In July 2015, Dasuki and Fadile were placed under house arrest by the State Security Service, (DSS), in July 2015 after which Dasuki was arrested and still remains in the custody of the SSS despite several court orders. Meanwhile, Mr Fadile left the country and he is said to currently be in the U.S. 6. Abdulrasheed Maina
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, declared the former Chairman of the Presidential Task team on Pension Matters wanted in November 2015 over fraud allegations regarding the use of funds meant for Nigerian pensioners.
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