Monday, October 3, 2011

EFCC Gets Fiat to Try 4 Ex-governors

This Day
2 October 2011

•Commission set for arrest as suspects lobby

By Olawale Olaleye and Davidson Iriekpen
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammed Adoke (SAN), has given the go-ahead to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to try four former governors for various offences they allegedly committed while in office.
It was gathered yesterday that the former governors—Gbenga Daniel (Ogun), Adebayo Alao-Akala(Oyo), Muhammadu Goje (Gombe) and Akwe Doma (Nasarawa), were among the nine governors being probed by the anti-graft agency, especially since their exit from power last May.

Under the 1999 Constitution, the president, vice president, governors and deputy governors enjoy immunity from prosecution while in office.

The other former governors the EFCC is probing are Bukola Saraki of Kwara State, Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State, Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State, Ibrahim Shinkafi of Zamfara State and Modu Sheriff of Borno State.

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