We’re Probing Ex-govs, Serving Governors, Fronts – EFCC

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The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has said the anti-graft agency is investigating serving and former state governors for graft.

According to him, suspects who connived with the governors were being invited for questioning.

Magu, however, did not disclose the identities of those under probe, saying such would jeopardise investigations.

Speaking at a press conference marking the 2020 Democracy Day in Abuja on Thursday, Magu said the agency had recovered assets in excess of N980bn in the last five years.

He also disclosed that the commission within the same period recovered a large array of non-monetary assets that include real estate, private jets, oil vessels, filling stations, schools, hotels, trucks, cars, jewellery, shopping malls and electronics.

He noted, “We are on course in all the cases we are prosecuting, our scorecard in the area of conviction is 2,240 in the last five years and we covered assets in excess of N980bn, with quite a large array of non-monetary assets. We are also investigating serving and former governors and questioning those conniving with them.”

On the case of former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Kalu, Magu said the EFCC would go back to court.



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