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EFCC to probe sacked governors

29 January 2012

We’ve petitions against them – EFCC

FOR allegedly mismanaging the finances of their states, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will go after some of the five former governors who were sacked by the Supreme Court on Friday.

The commission, at the weekend, disclosed plans to  invite some of the governors to answer questions regarding  management of state finances during their tenure in office amid speculations that some of them may be on their way out of the country to escape investigations by anti_graft agencies.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that a host of the governors did not have ample time to tidy their books before they were booted out of office, a situation that may afford the anti-graft agencies room to nail them. With two favourable judgments in their kitty, some of them stormed Abuja ahead of the judgment, on Friday,  expecting the Supreme Court  to approve their elongated tenures but they were  heavily disappointed. Indeed, some of the former governors are not in good terms with the Speakers, who succeeded them as acting governors.
EFCC Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said  “some of the ousted governors may have a case or two to answer with the commission. Already, we have pending petitions against these governors, and we will be inviting them to make statements, then we will take it up from there.”

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