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Full List Of Former Nigerian Governors Under Investigation For Corruption

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The full list of former Nigerian governors under investigation for corruption has been revealed.

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YaahooJournalist reports that a total number of twenty-two (22) governors are being investigated for corruption.

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This was revealed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, December 19.

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Malami said three former governors have been convicted for corruption under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The former governors according to the Minister of Justice are Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Jolly Nyame (Taraba) and Orji Kalu (Abia).

Malami said the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) had convicted 1,636 persons for corruption-related offences from 2015 to September, 2019.

“It might interest you to note that former state Governors and even serving senators are not spared,” Malami said.

“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 convicted and serving various jail terms for corruption-related crimes while in office.

“Equally, 22 ex-governors are either under probe or on-trail.”

The Attorney-General of the Federation further said the anti-graft war is devoid of any sentiments and not targeted to particular persons or groups as is often insinuated.

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“It (the fight against corruption) is total, comprehensive and dispassionate devoid of any political or ethnic sentiments or inclination,” he added.

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