Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has insisted that former Minster of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala should be probed. Speaking with journalist after a meeting with President Buhari, Oshiomhole said;
“As a governor, I know that no money gets out of the treasury even after I have approved without the commissioner of finance. That is the procedure.
“The minister of finance, under the rules, must endorse before money gets out of the treasury, before the Central Bank of Nigeria will release the money.
“All those ministers of finance, including Okonjo-Iweala, should be probed. I don’t care what people say. You cannot be coordinating a corruption-ridden economy and be pretending to be an angel.
“We cannot selectively deal with the issue. We must deal with all those involved in this chain of conspiracy. In criminal law, when two or three people are involved in an act of criminality, all of them are charged for conspiracy because you cannot get money out of the treasury without them knowing.
“For a government that was talking about transparency, due process, no objection and all those things they put in place, I am unable to accept that money can come out without the minister of finance endorsing documents.
“When you endorse documents, you must follow through to ensure that funds are used for the purpose that they were released.”
On Dasuki, He said “Dasuki is only one bleeding point. There were several bleeding points in the system,” He said.
“If you look at the total expenditure on subsidy, and the World Bank has released figures now, lay your hands on the various appropriation bills passed by the national assembly in the recent past and see how much was appropriated for oil subsidy for those period and you will find out that they are not up to half of what government actually spent.
“This means money not appropriated was spent. That is criminal. People who were involved in those acts must be brought to justice.”