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'Governors, ministers under investigation for fraud'

20 January 2015, 12:44

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said some serving and former governors, ministers, heads of service of the federation, and federal lawmakers are being probed fro fraud, Punch reports.

The chairman of the anti-graft body, Ibrahim Lamorde made the disclosure while playing host to the Metropolitan Police Special Crime and Operations Unit led by Detective Chief Inspector Jonathan Benton in Abuja, on Monday.

Also read: Ex-Jigawa governor declared wanted

He said the commission in conjunction with the United Kingdom Metropolitan Police were investigating the serving and former public office holders for money laundering and looting of public treasury.

He refused to disclose the identities and the total number of the public office holders on the watch list of the commission and the Met Police on the premise that the investigation was jointly carried out by the EFCC and the UK Police.

Read more at Punch

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