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Malami Says 22 Former Governors Are Under Probe




Almost 22 previous governors are either on trial or facing investigations over allegations, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said.

Malami, who talked at a meeting with reporters at his office in Abuja on Thursday, didn't name the affected previous governors.

When asked, the minister likewise said he couldn't remark on the date of his predecessors, Mr Mohammed Adoke (SAN), who arrived Nigeria from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, was immediately arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday.

The minister, who looked for the help of reporters in the battle against corruption, stated the inability to address corruption represses practical long development which undermines national advancement.

He likewise said the system's battle against corruption is aggregate, extensive and impartial without any political or ethnic sentiment.

As indicated by him, the EFCC from 2015 to September 2019 indicted 1, 636 people associated with corruption related offenses.

He also referred to the conviction of former governors Orji Kalu of Abia State, Joshua Dariye of Plateau State, and Jolly Nyame of Taraba State, who are currently serving jail terms for corruption.

He added, It might interest you to note that former state governors and even serving senators are not spared.

Currently, high profile personalities including judicial officers and former governors indicted for corruption have been prosecuted and many sentenced to jail.

We have three former governors convicted and serving various jail terms for corruption related crimes while in office. Equally, 22 ex-governors are either under probe or on trial.

He also said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had also created a central database for recovered stolen assets under the control of his office.

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