If sources who reached out to Secrets Reporters with sensational information are anything to go by, then former Nigeria Minister of Information and gubernatorial candidate, Labaran Maku during President Goodluck Jonathan regime, can be concluded to be one of the richest government appointees that served the country.
According to informants, Maku who contested for governor of Nasarawa State but lost immediately started withdrawing all his ill gotten wealth as soon as he lost the guber race, knowing that there will be no immunity to stop the probing.
We gathered reliably that the total sum of N37 billion was secretly tucked away in his big farm in Nasarawa. He was however unlucky as a tip off to some security personnel patrolling the state saw his wealth crumbling. Some soldiers were alleged to have stormed the farm in a commando fashion to find out if the informant was correct and to their astonishment, the whooping sum of billions were found there. The money was carefully put in various waterhead tanks with pipe linking it to make it look like a water storage to water the farm.
A total of seven military Hilux trucks loaded with money some sources said were sighted driving away from the farm. Information pieced together by this medium is that the State government was the ones that told the military of Maku wealth. According to a very knowledgeable indigene of Nasarawa, the government did so to stop Maku from having money to pursue the case at the tribunal.
According to Dr Idris Ahmed, most of Nigeria corrupt politicians now keep their ill-gotten wealth in:
2. Overhead water tanks at home.
3. Granaries at home and at relatives’ homes in villages.
4. Trunk boxes.
5. Underground bunkers for storing Yams and Potatoes.
6. Irrigation farms and plots.
7. Old cars that are no longer in service.
8. Underground fuel tanks at disused petrol stations.
9. Ceilings inside houses.
10. Family graves.
Besides the aforementioned, one other ingenious way that the criminals have been using to hide our stolen wealth is the use of converted houses.”