Andrew Laah Yakubu is a chemical engineer, a special thief and business crook from Nigeria, his updated profile on Wikipedia says.
Wikipedia updated Yakubu’s profile minutes after a special operation of the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency discovered $9, 772, 800 and another 74, 000 Pound Sterling hidden in a fire proof safe in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna State.
Andrew Yakubu admitted that the loot belongs to him; he however said that the monies were gifts from yet to be identified “good Samaritans.”
He was appointed by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012. The same administration sacked him in 2014 for “corruption and insubordination.”
The then opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC) queried the PDP-led administration of Dr. Jonathan for firing him.
In contrast, the same party that seemed to be shielding him during PDP era is believed to exposing him.
Just like every corruption-personified heavyweight in Nigeria, Mr. Andrew had received numerous awards, and holds a chieftaincy title of “Iyan Atyap” in the Atyap Kingdom, Kaduna State. At the moment, Andrew Yakubu is one of the most trending searches on twitter and one of the top searches on Google. He’s going to maintain that spot in the days ahead.
Former boss of Nigeria’s apex bank, now a first class emir, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, boldly told Nigerians during PDP regime that over $20 billion (N3.3 trillion) were dubiously diverted, but he was unceremoniously sacked.
Mr. Sanusi’s full memo about the corruption in the NNPC was sent to Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Finance. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE
Nigeria’s National Assembly members had also been accused of milking the National Treasury-through their fat salaries and allowances-by Mr. Sanusi.
Up till now, nothing has been heard about the report.
Mr. Andrew Yakubu was the NNPC GMD when Mr. Sanusi exposed the incredible corruption going on in the national oil corporation.
Will Yakubu be jailed?
Mr. Yakubu was on June 20, 2016 invited by the EFCC, but was set free for what the anti-graft agency called, “lack of evidence against him.”
Mr. Andrew belongs to the league of powerful men in Nigeria, his prosecution might not lead to jail sentence.
His cabals are expected to come to his rescue by hiring the best brains in the legal profession in Nigeria to defend, and protest him from ridicule; while judges are also expected to adjourn his case till it’s forgotten, that’s if he’s eventually lands in court.
Nigeria legal system is known for throwing goat-thieves, phone-thieves, and other petty thieves to higher jail terms.
In cases where heavyweights were sent to 1-2 year jail term, they lived in luxury in prison, and were celebrated elaborately upon completion of their jail term.