The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has revealed that 22 ex-governors might be jailed for alleged corrupt practices perpetrated while in office.
Malami said that the governors are currently either being probed or facing prosecution, adding that the Federal Government through the Economic and Finamcial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of 1,636 persons over corruption related cases.
Malami who made the revelation during a Press Parley in Abuja said:
“Our fight against corruption is total, comprehensive and dispassionate, devoid of any political or ethnic sentiments or inclination” Malami said.
“It might interest you to note that three former state Governors (Rev Jolly Nyame, Taraba state; Joshua Dariye, Plateau, and Orji Uzor Kalu, Abia) have been convicted and serving various jail terms for corruption related crimes while in office.
“Equally, twenty-two ex-governors are either under probe or on trial” he said.
The AGF also revealed that even serving senators are not spared was, adding that high profile personalities including judicial officers have been prosecuted and many sentenced to jail.
Stating that the Federal Government had created a database for recovered stolen funds, Malami said that the present administration has been fighting corruption in all its ramification including legislative framework, institutional infrastructure and the adoption of effective preventive measures against corruption and putting in place mechanisms for management of recovered stolen assets.
“To this end, we have created a central database for recovered stolen assets which is under the supervision of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”
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