Ex-governors, Ministers Investigated for Alleged Corruption – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed on Wednesday that it is investigating several former governors, ministers, and ministry officials for alleged corruption.

The Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, stated that these investigations stem from public petitions regarding their conduct in office. While the identities of the officials remain undisclosed, Oyewale mentioned that details of their involvement in corruption cases will be revealed soon.

Additionally, the EFCC reported the recovery of N27 billion and $19 million in three recent investigations, fulfilling an earlier commitment to probe former governors and ministers associated with the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

The statement read: “Petitions were received in respect of several public officials, some of them former governors, some former ministers, and some ministry officials. I can tell you investigations are ongoing on those petitions

“Details of their involvement and our investigations will soon be made public.”

“Also, investigations are ongoing in respect of monumental fraud involving some officials of the Federal Ministry of Power and Agricultural Procurement fraud. Funds meant for the Mambilla and Zungeru Power projects are diverted through sundry Bureau de Change operators. For now, several houses purchased with the funds are being recovered. The houses are in Abuja, Lagos, and Cross River State.

“Similarly, in three different cases, the Commission has recovered N27, 184, 357, 524, and $19, 084, 419 and we are still recovering.

“Our prevention initiatives, risk assessment, and recovery efforts are being intensified.”