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Saturday, 10 February 2018

EFCC To Re-prosecute Corruption Cases Of Saraki, Odili, 13 Other Former Governors


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be re-opening debasement arguments against the Senate President , Bukola Saraki and 14 of his previous associates in an offer to arraign them to a legitimate conclusion. Saraki, who is the previous Governor of Kwara State is additionally confronting a Code of Conduct Tribunal matter as of now.
As per a Leadership News report, a portion of the previous governors to be re-examined by the EFCC are Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu), Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), and Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Ahmed Yerima (Zamfara), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), James Ibori (Delta), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Ikedi Ohakim (Imo) and Peter Odili (Rivers). As per our checks, a portion of the governors recorded are as of now progressing a type of defilement test, be that as it may it shows up there is either legal encumberances or absence of persistent indictment slowing down the vast majority of the cases. For example, previous Governor Peter Odili was allowed a never-ending directive disallowing the EFCC from testing him over N100 billion affirmed theft. Different governors like Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, previous Bauchi senator who is blamed for N19.8 billion botch has been pending with the EFCC since 2007.
Likewise, the EFCC blamed the previous senator for Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, of redirecting the state's N5.6 billion while in office in the vicinity of 1999 and 2007. He was summoned in July 2007 on a 107-tally charge of illegal tax avoidance, official debasement and criminal redirection of open assets. His case is one of the cases that have ventured to the Supreme Court and is presently back to the high court for trial, Leadership reports.

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