Abuja - The Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, on Monday met with the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Ekpo Nta, over reopening of “abandoned” high profile criminal cases of ex-governors, Punch reports.
Malami had written to the ICPC chairman, requesting the duplicate case files on the former governors.
Part of the AGF’s letter, had indicated that the cases against the former governors had been investigated some years ago but charges were never filed against them.
The AGF, it was learnt,met with Nta at his office in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja and informed him that he had instructed the National Prosecution Coordination Committee to collate high profile criminal cases being handled by the commission.
News24 had reported that 31 former governors may be in fresh trouble as the Federal Government is making plans to reopen corruption cases for which they were earlier investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The government through the office of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abukakar Malami has ordered the commission to immediately reopened the cases.
The affected governors are those who served for either one or two terms between 1999 and 2015.
- News 24