Wednesday, 27 July 2016
FG to reopen corruption cases against Saraki, Akpabio, others
Trouble is here again for some ex-governors in Nigeria as FG is set to re-try them for corrupt practices while in office. Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had written to the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to reopen corruption cases against former governors. Those whose case will be reopened include embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki, factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff; and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio.
Other former governors include Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Saminu Turaki (Jigawa); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Joshua Dariye (Plateau); Ahmed Yerima (Zamfara); Gabriel Suswam (Benue); Martin Elechi (Ebonyi); Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa). They also include Ikedi Ohakim (Imo); Obong Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom); Achike Udenwa (Imo); Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun); Jolly Nyame (Taraba); Boni Haruna (Adamawa); George Akume (Benue); Rashidi Ladoja (Oyo); Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto) and Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Others are Usman Dakingari (Kebbi); Adamu Mu’azu (Bauchi); Peter Odili (Rivers), and Lucky Igbindedion (Edo). According to Punch, the AGF ha also sent a similar request to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with the same list of former governors annexed to his letter.