Ibrahim Magu

EFCC says serving and former Governors are being investigated

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By Johnson Dike, Abuja

Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has said the agency is investigating serving and former state governors for corruption as well as suspects who conspire with the governors will be brought in for questioning too.

The identities of the former state governors was not disclosed, Magu stated that such would ruin the investigations.

Speaking at a press conference marking the 2020 Democracy Day in Abuja on Thursday, Magu said

“We are on course in all the cases we are prosecuting, our scorecard in the area of conviction is 2,240 in the last five years and we covered assets in excess of N980bn, with quite a large array of non-monetary assets. We are also investigating serving and former governors and questioning those conniving with them.”

The agency still hopes to re-arraign former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Kalu, Magu said.

 Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has also been placed on a watch list and on red alert by the Interpol system.

A statement on Thursday by the zone’s Head of Public Affairs, Ayo Oyewole, cited that the Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Muhammed Rabo said, “In fact, we are prepared, more than ever before, for a more robust collaboration with the FBI this year,” he said

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