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AGF Names Former Governors Whose Corruption Cases Are To Be Reopened

Posted: Jul 28, 2016 at 3:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), last week sent a letter to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC ) requesting for the case files of former governors that have been investigated for corruption.

According to a report by The Punch , no fewer than 31 former States Governors are likely to have the alleged corruption cases against them reopened by the Federal Government.

According to media sources, some of the former governors whose corruption cases are to be reopened include Senate President Bukola Saraki who was a two term governor of Kwara state, Orji Uzo Kalu of Abia State, Ahmed Yerima of Zamfara State, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State, George Akume of Benue State, Saminu Turaki of Jigawa State, Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State, Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Lucky Igbinedion of Edo State, Boni Haruna of Adamawa State, Peter Odili of Rivers State, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi and others.

The letter by the attorney general states that the Federal Government in its power will prosecute governors whose cases of corruption have long been investigated but have not being tried.

This will be the third case against Saraki as he is already standing trial for alleged false asset declaration while he was governor of Kwara state and also for alleged forgery of Senate standing rules.

The Punch quoted Malami as having written: “It is clear that some of these governors and other politically-exposed persons have not been charged to court despite the fact that the ICPC has concluded their investigations, concerning allegations levelled against them, for one reason or the other.

“It is the position of the present administration that all ex-governors, who the ICPC had long concluded investigations into the various allegations levelled against them, should be immediately prosecuted.”

The letter, according to The Punch, also gave the Chairman of the ICPC a 14-day ultimatum to “remit the duplicate case files concerning the politically-exposed persons investigated by the ICPC over the years” to the office of the AGF.

The Punch is also reporting that the AGF had sent a similar request to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with the same list of former governors annexed to his letter.

Comments (1)

  • Jul 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm emperior

    That’s is the spirit.

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