10 October 2011
The presidency is under pressure from two former state governors, Bukola Saraki (Kwara) and Ikedi Ohakim (Imo), over the bid of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to pick them up this week for alleged financial crimes.
At the same time, former governor of Gombe State Muhammadu Danjuma Goje, who had been declared wanted by the EFCC, arrived in
last night, saying he was ready to face the anti-graft agency this morning. Abuja
The attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke, (SAN) was said to have approved the prosecution of Saraki and Ohakim for alleged corrupt practices while in office. The rest are Aliyu Akwe Doma (Nasarawa), Gbenga Daniel (Ogun), Adebayo Alao-Akala and Goje. Some of them were arrested last Thursday and will likely be charged to court this morning.