The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has declared that the stolen cash recovered from former public officers currently being probed by the anti-graft agencies will not be made public for now.
He explained that the stolen cash are expected to be used as evidence against the public officials in the court.
According to Shehu, “Much as President Muhammadu Buhari would have liked to let Nigerians know how much has been recovered, it will be impossible for now.”
The presidential spokesperson revealed that the recovered money is in the vaults of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Shehu said, “The issue of how much has been returned has been there. The money retrieved has to be used as evidence in court. The President said two things; we will recover and we will prosecute. So, as it is now, you don’t go and bring all these billions returned out.
“I am aware that there is an account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) where some of these funds are being kept and are evidence for a judge to see. It is not for public display. I think that is the challenge we have at the moment.
“Government realises that there is a need to take information to the people and there are steps that are being taken in order to ensure that this is done.”