Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has confirm that 22 former governors are now under investigation for corruption.
Malami reported this on Thursday 19th December 2019, while addressing journalists in Abuja.
He stated out that three ex-Governors – Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Jolly Nyame (Taraba) and Orji Kalu (Abia) – have been declared guilty of a criminal offence under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It might interest you to note that former state governors and even serving senators are not spared.
“Currently, high profile personalities including judicial officers and former governors indicted for corruption have been prosecuted and many sentenced to jail.
“We have three former governors find guilty and serving various jail terms for corruption related crimes while in office.
“Equally, 22 ex-governors are either under investigation or on trail.”
The minister further said the anti-graft war is devoid of any sentiments and not targeted to particular persons or group as is often insinuated.
“It (the fight against corruption) is total, comprehensive and dispassionate devoid of any political or ethnic sentiments or inclination,” Malami said.
Compiled by Egbe Buduzhi
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