Ex-Governors in trouble, Federal Govt to reopen corruption cases

Buhari promised Nigerians to fight corruption

The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government is set to reopen corruption cases against some ex-governors which were earlier investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

According to a report by Punch, ICPC received a letter from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to reopen the corruption cases.

In the report,  those whose case will be reopened include the ex-governors, whose cases would be reopened, included six from the North-West; six from the North-East, and eight from the North-Central.  Five of the former governors, who are now serving senators.

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A copy of the AGF’s letter seen by the newspaper partly  reads; “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 that the ICPC had long concluded investigations into the various allegations levelled against them should be immediately prosecuted.”

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The letter 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 AGF’s letter also requested files of other high-profile cases involving politically-exposed persons


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