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FG plans to reopen corruption cases of 31 ex-governors

26 July 2016, 16:19

Abuja - No fewer than 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), reports Punch.

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.

Some of the ex-governors include some, who had been convicted for charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Others are currently undergoing trial on charges initiated against them by the EFCC at either the various divisions of the Federal High Court or the High Courts of their home states.

Also read: ICPC probes four govs over alleged graft

There are about five of the former governors, who are now serving senators.

Some of them had served as senators after completing two terms as governors.

Some of the former governors under trial according to the Guardian are Former governor of Jigawa state, Saminu Turaki; former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu; former governor of Taraba State, Rev Jolly Nyame; former governor of Enugu State, Chimaraoke Nnamani; former governor of Plateau State, Michael Botman and former governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna and former governor of Nasarawa State, Adamu Abdulahi.

Others unresolved cases include that of the former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa; ex-governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, ex- governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, former governor of Kogi State, the late Abubakar Audu and ex- governor of Oyo State, Alao Akala, 

- News 24


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