Who of present and former governors of Nigeria is listed as alleged corruption offenders? Who is going to take measures against it and what? Read the article to learn the latest details and names of corruption scandal.
Governor corruption trial
New governor corruption scandal became known to the public of Nigeria. Recently the list of 31 ex-governors, who have been noticed in expected cases of governor corruption, has been published. Senate President Bukola Saraki, chairman of Democratic Party of the People, Ali Modu Sheriff and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio have been mentioned in the list. We remind that the Attorney-General of Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has written to the chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), having asked for new review of cases of ex-governors. The part of the letter of AGF sent to ICPC says that cases against some of current governors have been researched a few years ago, but charges were never brought against them.
AGF claimed that all ex-governors concerning whom ICPC long time made investigations of various statements, should be immediately considered on court. The letter has also given the 14-day ultimatum to the chairman of ICPC to consider double files of rather politically subjected persons researched by ICPC for these years at office of AGF. On Wednesday, AGF had a consideration of the file of former and present governors, which includes: Senator and former Governor of Kwara State Akpabio, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State – Bukola Saraki. He is also a Sheriff and ex-Governor of Borno State.
Other former governors include O. U. Kalu (Abia), C. Nnamani (Enugu), S. Turaki (Jigawa), S. Lamido (Jigawa), J. Dariye (Plateau), A. Yerima (Zamfara), G. Suswam, M. Elechi (Ebonyi), D. Goje (Gombe), M. Nyako (Adamawa), I. Ohakim (Imo), O. Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom), A. Udenwa (Imo), A. Adamu (Nasarawa), G. Daniel (Ogun), J. Nyame (Taraba), B. Haruna (Adamawa), G. Akume (Benue), R.Ladoja (Oyo), A. Bafarawa (Sokoto), A. Alao-Akala, U. Dakingari (Kebbi), A. Muazu (Bauchi), P. Odili (Rivers), and L. Igbindedion (Edo).
Some ex-governors include those who have been condemned for illegal expenses by EFCC, have already left their posts long before the meeting in court against them could begin. Others are exposed to court on corruption and illegal public expenditures initiated against them by EFCC or in various divisions of the federal Supreme Court or in Supreme Courts of their native lands now. There are about five of the former governors who, according to some information, are senators. They served as governors throughout one or two terms between 1999 and 2015 in all six geopolitical zones of the country.
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