Abuja – Former ministers who served during ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's administration are reportedly set to with meet him on Sunday amid indications that the presidency may have authorised the EFCC to probe and prosecute Jonathan.
According to Punch, many of the ministers were "jittery" about President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing anti-graft war.
This comes after reports on Saturday said that the presidency may have opened the way for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to go ahead and investigate former president Goodluck Jonathan.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the EFCC did not need the president’s approval to probe Jonathan.
Adesina said the presidency had given the anti-corruption body a "free hand" to investigate and prosecute anyone involved in corrupt activities.
"The President does not teleguide the EFCC in any way," Adesina was quoated as saying.
Adesina said this after he was asked to comment on an allegation that Buhari had been reluctant to grant permission to the EFCC to investigate Jonathan.
- News24 Nigeria