The Presidency has denied issuing a list of Nigerians affected by a travel ban as it also clarified that the Executive Order No. 6 is not a political weapon against opposition but part of revolutionary efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity issued the clarification today after a national newspaper published a list containing 50 names of people cutting across the two main political parties and the military establishment.
“I want to confirm to you that we have not issued any list and we are not doing so”, the presidential aide said.
“These cases are well known and to say this or that name is on it will open the door to further accusations, including trial by media.
“The Immìgration Service and other security agencies have the mandate of the President to carry out enforcement and they will do so giving due respects to individual rights, in line with the constitution,’’he said.
The presidential aide was reacting to a trail of criticisms over the implementation of the EO6 by the federal government.
Shehu dismissed the insinuation in some quarters that the activation of the EO 6 was targeted at some individuals or politicians in the country.
“EO 6 is not only revolutionary to the efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption but a manifestation of systemic changes that are required to make necessary adjustments as we carry on with the war against corruption.
“The very essence of the order is to make for speedy trials and conclusion of graft cases.
“The order is not politics and there is no political gain behind its activation.
“These high profile cases we are talking about have been ongoing for between seven to 10 years with no end in sight. These cases were mostly originated by administrations other than this one.
“What is clear is that the access to these resources by the suspects has enabled them to be in a composition to sometime compromise investigation, prosecution and trial.’’
He further explained that, in most of the cases, the courts were held in a helpless position by legal acrobatics paid for from corrupt enrichment by the suspects.
He, therefore, expressed the hope that the new measures put in place would compel everyone involved to make for a speedy conclusion of these cases.
“If it is your money, you have it back. If it belongs to the public, it goes back to the treasury,’’ he said.
Shehu added that the question of the constitutionality of the restriction order had been answered by the fact that “a court of the land has given government a clean sheet.’’
“The Executive Order is legal and constitutional and therefore implementable.
“One of the cardinal objectives of the government under our constitution is to fight corruption. Fighting corruption is a responsibility and obligation upon the government,’’ he further maintained.
The presidency had on Saturday announced that following the implementation of the EO 6, 50 prominent personalities (whose names were not stated) were placed on a watch-list and, therefore, restricted from leaving the country pending the determination of their cases.
The order seeks to restrain owners of assets under investigation from carrying out any further transaction on such assets.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemned the activation of the EO 6, saying the federal government’s ban of 50 Nigerians from travelling abroad was a direct clampdown on democratic order.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, issued a statement on Sunday describing the restriction as an attempt by the Buhari administration to foist a full-blown fascism on the country.
“We hope this is not a ploy to harm certain eminent Nigerians on the claims of resisting travel restrictions.
“The PDP further notes that this “decree” is a direct clampdown on our democratic order and an overthrow of rights of our citizenry as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”
PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar also sought to make a political capital out of the activation of the EO6 and even drew attention to the appearance of late chief judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezurike on the list.
Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Assets further denied the existence of any travel ban list.
“It is clear that the said list is not coming from the AGF’s Office. It was apparently lifted from the cases contained in the Executive Order as they were when the Order was made.
“Even the newspaper said the list was generated from the cases filed in court by EFCC and ICPC.
“So the newspaper should take the blame for the blunder not the Government (as some people would want us to believe).
“If you look at the Executive Order, these cases (from which the names were generated) are listed in the Schedule thus:
*LIST OF CASES TO BE IMMEDIATELY AFFECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE ORDER.*
S/N/CASE NO/CHARGE NUMBER & COURT OF TRIAL PARTIES
1. FHC/ABJ/CR/48/2017 FRN VS GABRIEL SUSWAM & 2 ORS
2. FHC/ABJ/CR/115/2017 FRN VS SOLOMON WOMBO & 2 ORS
3. FHC/MKD/CR/72/2017 FRN VS ORAYEV AUGUSTINE AVAAN & 8 ORS
4. FCT/ABJ/CR/129/2017 IGP VS RICHARD GBANDE & 2 ORS
5. FCT/ABJ/CR/128/2017 IGP VS RICHARD GBANDE & ORS
6. FHC/L/18C/2015 IGP VS MOSHOOD JUBRIL
7. FHC/CA/3C/2018-FHC, CALABAR FRN VS PETER AGI & 1 OTHER
8. FHC/L472C/2015 IGP VS OWOLABI OLUKUNLE & 11 ORS
9. FHC/L/376C/2015 IGP VIS BAKARE JELILI
10. FHC/L/523C/2015 IGP VIS ADESA JIMOH & 2 ORS
11. FHC/L317C/2015 IGP VS KAYODE MORUF & ORS
12. FHC/L/286C/2015 IGP VS JAMIU AJANI & 2 ORS
13. FHC/L144C/2016 IGP VS GANIYU SULAIMAN
14. FHC/L/139C/2016 IGP VS SHOLOLA OMOLARA & 2 ORS
15. FHC/L/394C/2016 FRN VS BILLIAMINU ABDULLAHI & ORS
16. FHC/L/456C/2016 IGP VS TUMBIRI EZEKIEL & 11 ORS
17. FHC/ABJ/CR/117/2017 FRN VS ILIYA JAMES & ORS
18. FHC/ABJ/CR/89/2017 FRN VS AYINDE THOMAS
19. FHC/ABJ/CR/182/2017 FRN VS CHIMA MIKE & ORS
20. FHC/ABJ/CR/94/2017 FRN VS LUCKY UDOBI & ORS
21. FHC/ABJ/CR/98/2017 FRN VS ISMAIL OGALA & 2 ORS
22. FHC/ABJ/CR/41/2018 FRN VS RITA ISAAC & 2 ORS
23. FHC/ABJ/CR/41/2018 FRN VS ALIYU UMAR & 3 ORS
24. HIGH COURT OF LAGOS 16 & 24 STATE VS CHUKWUDUMEME ONWUAMADIKE “EVANS & 2 ORS’’
25. CR/265/C/2017 HENRY CHIBUEZE AKA “VAMPIRE” & 5 ORS
26. CR/90/2017 STATE VS HON. NASIRU UMAR RONI & 5 ORS
27. CMC/TUM/98CR/2017 STATE VS SHANONO ALH. AHMED & OTHER
28. I/75C 2016 HIGH COURT 5, IBADAN C. O. P. VS MUHAMMED WELI & 1 OTHER
29. I/137C/2017-HIGH COURT 16 IBADAN C. O. P. VS ABDULLAHI GARUBA & 3 ORS
30. I/211C/2017-HIGH COURT 18 IBADAN C. O. P. VS DAHIRU MOHAMMED
31. I/172C/2017 -HIGH COURT 17 IBADAN C. O. P. VS JOSEPH UDOMA & 3 ORS
32. I/184C/2017-HIGH COURT 19 IBADAN C. O. P. OWOYOMI OKE & 1 OTHER
33. I/49C/2016-HIGH COURT 5, IBADAN C. O. P. VS KABIRU ALI & 2 ORS
34. I/69C/2016-HIGH COURT 4, IBADAN C. O. P. VS TUNED IBRAHIM & 2 ORS
35. I/132C/2017 -HIGH COURT 5, IBADAN C. O. P. VS TUNED IBRAHIM & 3 ORS
36. MOG/03C/2017 C. O. P. VS MUTAIRU MOHAMMED & 2 ORS
37. HOY/11C/2016 C. O. P. VS SEGUN OMOLADUN
38. MI/31C/2016 C. O. P. VS MUSA SALEH & 4 ORS
39. CR: 32/2016/MOG10C/2016 STATE VS JAMIL UMAR & 6 ORS
40. CR: 34/2016/MOG12C/2016 STATE VS SUNDAY EDOREN & 3 ORS
41. CR: 42/2016/MOG/11C/2016 STATE VS GOODLUCK OGHENE & 4 ORS
42. CR: 49/2016/MCI/12C/2016 STATE VS OYIBO SHELL & 2 ORS
43. CR: 73/2016/CMA/270C/2016 STATE VS EFE REUBEN
44. CR: 78/2016/MOG/44C/2016 STATE VS GODSTIME EKWEREME & 2 ORS
45. CR: 78/2016/MK/16C/2016 STATE VS SMART ONOLOGBE & 1 OTHER
46. CR: 81/2016/CMA/259C/2016 STATE VS REUBENOJOGWU & 2 ORS
47. MAB/1064C/2017 C. O. P. CHINOYEN AGU & ORS
48. KTX/06/2018-HIGH COURT KATSINA C. O. P. VS IBRAHIM MU’AZU & 1 OTHER NAPTIP
49. FHC/L/48C/2018-FEDERAL HIGH COURT LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE VS PROSSY NIGERIA LTD. & 6 ORS
50. FHC/L/185C/2017 -FEDERAL HIGH COURT LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA VS HIZEC MARINE SERVICES LTD & 4 ORS
51. FHC/CA/CS/40/2017 CALABAR JUDICIAL DIVISION MAGGPIY TRADING TFZE VS NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE BOARD & 2 ORS ICPC
52. HU/4C/2017- ABIA STATE HIGH COURT FRN V. DR. PHILIPS NTO & 2 ORS
53. FCT/HC/CR/92/12-COURT 10, APO FCT FRN V. SUNDAY EHINDERO & JOHN OBANIYI
54. ID/412C/13-COURT 1, AWKA ANAMBRA STATE FRN V. EZEONWUKA INNOCENT
55. KWS/56C/2016-KWARA STATE HIGH COURT FRN V. DR. SA AD AYINLA ALANAMU & 2 ORS
56. FHC/ABJ/CR/169/13- FED HIGH COURT 7, ABUJA FRN V. PROF. (SENATOR) DAVID IORNEM, & 2 ORS.
57. FHC/EN/CR/72/15- FED. HIGH COURT 2, ENUGU FRN V. (1). PROF. E. ONYENEJE (2). DR. LEONARD UGWU, (3). ELDER FREDRICK ONAH, (4). MR. BASIL OFFOR
58. HU/38C/2016 FRN V. (1). COSMOS NDUKWE, (2). CONK PRODUCTION NIG. LTD. (3). CHIJIOKE OKONKWO
59. HU/90C/2017-HIGH COURT 4, UYO, AKWAIBOM FRN VS EPHRAIM SUNDAY AKPAN
60. PHC/888CR/2013-RIVERS STATE HIGH COURT 4, SITTING IN PORTHARCOURT FRN VS. ASO ADASA MORRISSON AND ORS.
61. FCT/HC/CR/112/1- FRN V. JOE EJE OKHIKU (FORMER ACTING DIRECTOR, NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA)
62. HCL/63C/2017-HIGH COURT OKENE KOGI STATE FRN V. ZACCAEUS ATTE
63. MHC/73/2016- HIGH COURT MAKURDI, BENUE STATE FRN V. DONALD ANAGERIDE & ANOR.
64. K/ICPC02/2016 FRN V. RABIU T. WADA
65. FHC/ABJ/CR/288/2015-FEDERAL HIGH COURT ABUJA FRN V. YEMI ARIS OLANIRE
66. CR/136/2017- FCT HIGH COURT FRN V. IBRAHIM HASSAN
67. FHC/A1/59C/2013 FRN V. HENRY ALOR AND ANOR
68. FCT/HC/CR/2014 FRN V. YUSUF AGABI & 3 ORS.
69. KB/HC/27C/2017 FRN V (1) ALH. GARBA KAMBA (2) MOHAMMED TUNGA (3) ALH SAIDU DAKINGARI
70. FCT/HC/CR/2003-FCT HIGH COURT 9 FRN V. MOHAMMED ALI BALOGUN
71. ZMS/GS/53C/2015 FRN V. SANI AHMED YERIMA & 3 ORS.
72. HU/36C/2015 FRN V. EZE BOB UBIARU
73. CR/78/2014-COURT 4, MAITAMA,FCT FRN V. VS. AMINU BELLO SULEIMAN
74. CR/136/15-FCT HIGH COURT, MAITAMA, COURT 4 FRN VS. ADEOLU ADEYANJU
75. CR/276/2016-COURT 19, APO FRN VS. MAJOR SAM
76. HC/11C/2016-HIGH COURT 2, CALABAR FRN VS MICHAEL OKPO & 1 OTHER
77. HC/65C/2016-CROSS RIVER STATE FRN VS. DR. ITAM ABANG
78. CR/287/2017 & CR/37/2018-FCT HIGH COURT NO 16 JABI & FEDERAL HIGH COURT NO. 10 FRN VS. ALIYU SANDA MAIMUNA
79. PLD/J10C/2017-PLATEAU STATE HIGH COURT 5, JOS FRN VS. ISTIFANUS MWANSAT & 7 ORS
80. CR/92/2018-COURT 37, ZUBA FRN VS. DR. OBARO & 2 ORS EFCC
81. FHC/ABJ/CR/181/2016 FRN V AHMADU UMAR (ALIAS RT. HON. AMADU FINTIRI)
82. FHC/ABJ/CR/148/2016 FRN V EDIDIONG & ORS
83. FHC/L/280C/16 FRN V. AIR MARSHAL AMOSU NUNAYO & 10 ORS
84. FHC/ABJ/CR/121/2016 FRN V OLAJIDE OMOKORE & 5 ORS.
85. FHC/L/135C/2017 FRN VS. MUHAMMED DELE BELGOE SAN & ORS
86. LD/2514C/16 FRN V. RICKY TARFA (SAN)
87. LD/3671C/2016 FRN V HON. JUSTICE RITA NGOZI OFILI AJUMOGOBIA & ANOR
88. FHC/IB/26C/2017 FRN VS OLOYE JUMOKE AKINJIDE & 2 ORS
89. FHC/L/251C/16 FRN V NENADI ESTHER USMAN, FEMI FANI KAYODE & 2 ORS
90. FHC/L/106C/2017 FRN V CHRISTIAN NWOSU AND ORS
91. FHC/L/337C/16 FRN V WARIP AMOWEI EMMANUEL DUDAFA & ORS
92. FHC/L/238C/2016 FRN V WARIP AMOWEI EMMANUEL DUDAFA & ANOR.
93. FHC/L/31C/2016 FRN V PATRICK AKPOBOLOKEM & 11 ORS
94. FHC/L/553C/2016 FRN V PATRICK AKPOBOLOKEM & 11 ORS
95. FHC/511C/2016 FRN V PATRICK AKPOBOLOKEM & 6 ORS
96. LD/217C/15 FRN V PATRICK AKPOBOLOKEM, MAJOR GENERAL EMMANUEL ATEWE & ORS
97. LD/218C/15 FRN V PATRICK AKPOBOLOKEM & 6 ORS
98. FHC/L/149/16 BABA JARUNA JAURO & 2 ORS
99. FHC/L/148C/16 FRN V CALISTUS & 3 ORS
100. FHC/GM/33C/2011 FRN V ALHAJI DANJUMA GOJE & 4 ORS
101. HOS/34C/2017 FRN V PROFESSOR ANTHONY ELUJOBA, JOSEPHINE ADERONKE AKEREDOLU
102. I/5EFCC/2011 FRB V OTUNBA ALAO-AKALA & ORS
103. AK/4C/2017 FRN V ADEBIYI G. DARAMOLA, EMMANUEL AYODEJI ORESEGUN
104. AB/EFCC/03C/2016 FRN V SENATOR ADESEYE OGUNLEWE, PROF. OLUSOLA OYEOLE, MOSES OLUSOLA ILESANMI
105. NSHC/EFCC/2C/2017 FRN V DR. MAUZU BABANGIDA ALIYU ORS
106. FHC/ABJ/CR/71/2017 FRN V DR MUAZU BABANGIDA & ANOR
107. FHC/ABJ/CR/43/2017 FRN V ANDREW YAKUBU
108. FHC/ABJ/CR/329/2015 FRN V SULE LAMIDO & ORS.
109. AB/EFCC/02/11 FRN V GBENGA DANIEL
110. SS/33C/2009 FRN V ATTAHIRU BAFARAWA & ORS.
111. FHC/ABJ/CR/297/2015 FRN V STEPHEN ORONSANYE & ORS.
112. FHC/ABJ/CR/82/2013 FRN V DR. SANI TEIDI SHAIBU & ORS.
113. FHC/09C/2007 FRN V CHIMAROKE NNAMANI & ORS.
114. FHC/L/336C/08 FRN V RASHEED LADOJA
115. FHC/ABJ/CR/389/2015 FRN V BELLO ABBA MOHAMMED & ORS
116. FHC/ABJ/CR/46/2016 FRN V AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ALEX S. BADEH & IYALIKAM NIGERIA LTD
117. FHC/ABJ/CR/362/2015 FRN V GABRIEL SUSWAM & ANOR
118. FHC/ABJ/CR/380/2015 FRN V DR. RAYMOND DOKPESI & ANOR
119. FCT/CR/42/2015 FRN V BASHIR YUGUDA & 5 ORS.
120. FCT/CR/43/2015 FRN V COL. MOHAMMED SAMBO DASUKI & 4 ORS.
123. EHC/74C/2017 FRN V INNOCENT AZUBIKE UMEZULIKE
124. FHC/ABJ/CR/56/07 FRN V ORJI UZOR KALU & ORS.
125. FHC/ABJ/CR/86/07 FRN V SAMINU TURAKI & ORS.
126. FCT/CR/64/2012 FRN V ESAI DANGABAR & 7 ORS.
127. FHC/LF/CR/34/2011 FRN V ALIYU AKWE DOMA & 2 ORS.
128. FHC/ABJ/CR/293/2015 FRN V MURTALA NYAKO & ORS.
129. FHC/ABJ/CR/05/16 FRN V OLISA METUH & ANOR.
130. FCT/HC/20/16 FRN V AIR VICE MARSHAL OLUTAYO OGUNTOYIBO
131. FHC/ABJ/CR/92/2016 FRN V AIR VICE MARSHAL MOHAMMED DIKKO UMAR
132. CR/182/2016 FRN V AVM. ALKALI MOHAMMED MAMU
133. FHC/ABJ/CR/113/2016 FRN V ROBERT AZIBOLA & 2 ORS.
134. FCT/CR/177/2017 FRN V SENATOR BALA MOHAMMED
135. FHC/ABJ/CR/141/16 FRN V EMEKA MBA & ORS
136. KTH/34C/2016 FRN V IBRAHIM SHEHU SHEMA & 3 ORS.
137. FHC/ABJ/CR/186/2016 FRN V AVM MARSHAL TONY OMENYI AND ANOR
138. FHC/ABJ/CR/42/2016 FRN V ABBA MORO & ORS
139. FHC/ABJ/CR/224/2016 FRN V ASHINZE & 8 ORS.
140. CR/210/16 FRN V VICE AD. JIBRIN & 3 ORS.
141. FHC/ABJ/CR/142/16 FRN V OLUGBENGA OBADINA AND ANOR. NDLEA
142. FCH/L65/18 FRN V IGAN EGHEOSA
143. FHC/244C/12 FRN V. ADEGBOYEGA AYOBAMI ADENIJI
144. FHC/AWK/37C/2015 FHC/ AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE FRN V IKEJIAKU SYLVESTER CHUKWUNWENDU & 3 ORS
145. FHC/EN/CR/53/2015 ENUGU, ENUGU STATE FRN V EDDIE IFEANYICHUKWU DAYSON & 3 ORS
146. FHC/AK/56C/2015- FHC AKURE, ONDO STATE FRN V AUGUSTINE FRIDAY USIFO & ANOR
147. FHC/L/519C/2015- FHC LAGOS FRN V UBA HARRIS ALAEKWE & 13 ORS
148. FHC/ASB/21C/2016 FHC V ANTHONY CHUKWUEMEKA UMOLU & 8 ORS (INCLUDING FOUR MEXICANS)
149. FHC/L/232C/2016- FHC, LAGOS FRN V JOHN VINCENT ARINZE
150. FHC/AK/CS/60C/2017- FHC, AKURE, ONDO STATE EXPARTE APPLICATION (SUSPECT AT LARGE SINCE JAN. 2016)
151. FHC/AK/34C/2017- FHC, AKURE, ONDO STATE FRN V ESUABOM JOHNSON & ERIC AKINYIMIKA
152. FHC/L/311C/2017- FHC, LAGOS FRN V MUONEKE JOHNPAUL IFEANYI & 3 ORS
153. FRN V OGBEGBU GOODLUCK & ORS
154. FHC/L/483C/2017- FHC, LAGOS FRN V EZE REMUGUS RAPURUCHUKWU & 4 ORS
155. FCH/L/235C/17 FRN V ONOWU CHUKWUKA ISAAC.