Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has said that over $200billion have been stashed away in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai by corrupt Nigerians.
Senator Sani, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on foreign and domestic debts, as well as Vice Chairman, Senate committee on foreign affairs added that the monies were carted away in Dubai alone in the name of estates acquisition, purchase of exotic houses and business partnership in the last 16 years.
Sani stated this on Monday when APC women group from his Tudun Wada ward 6 under the umbrella of Alheri Allah Maigashi Movement (Grace of God) paid him a solidarity visit over his purported suspension from Kaduna State APC.
He pointed out that those corrupt Nigerians also used names of their cronies, family members and friends to siphon public funds out of Nigeria, adding that some of the APC members who had their political upbringing in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might have soiled their hands in the corruption pot.
Sani further disclosed that parading themselves as President Muhammadu Buhari’s friends, but are corrupt, will soon be interrogated on the grounds that that the President does not know friend or relation as far as the fight against corruption is concerned
He noted that Buhari’s recent visit to Dubai was in good direction as Nigeria had entered into agreement with the government of Dubai to help in recovering such looted monies.
Senator Sani also argued that there are two categories of enemy in the country working against Buhari over anti-corruption war.
Though the lawmaker was short of mentioning names of the alleged enemies, he described the open enemies as those who are openly fighting Buhari from succeeding in wiping away corruption in Nigeria.
But he said the hidden enemies are those who are supporting Buhari by mere words of the mouth, but they are anti-Buhari in their hearts and they are the most dangerous ones.
He however, warned Buhari to steer clear of hypocrites, saying that it is better to live with an enemy than hypocrite because hypocrite derives joy from stabbing ones at the back.