Critical Times News : EFCC waiting for Gov Okorocha, Amosun, Yari and Kwara Gov Ahmed over corruption

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EFCC waiting for Gov Okorocha, Amosun, Yari and Kwara Gov Ahmed over corruption


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption Ahead of May 29, 2019. PUNCH reports 

The accused Governors include Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari; and Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun.

Okorocha, who has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress, has been accused of diverting over N1 bn meant for the campaign of his son- in- law, Uche Nwosu , who contested on the platform of the Action Alliance.

The EFCC said in an interim report that it had arrested the Accountant - General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for allegedly helping Okorocha to launder N1.05 bn for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

In Zamfara State, the EFCC is investigating Yari for alleged diversion of funds running into billions of naira.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had, in 2017, ordered an interim forfeiture of the sums of N500 m and $ 500,000 said to have been looted from the Paris Club refunds made by the Federal Government in favour of the 36 states of the federation.

The sums of money, said to have been recovered from two firms, First Generation Mortgage Bank Limited , and Gosh Projects Limited, were allegedly linked to Yari.

The EFCC alleged that the sums of money were fraudulently diverted from the NGF’s bank account on the instruction of Yari. According to the commission, about N500 m from the money was diverted to offset Yari ’s personal loan obtained from the First Generation Mortgage Bank Limited.

Ahmed of Kwara State, will also be invited by the EFCC once his tenure comes to an end.

His successor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, has also vowed to probe the governor once he loses his immunity.

Ahmed, who is the godson to Senate President Bukola Saraki, was accused of diverting state funds.

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