The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied claims that it has set up a team to probe outgoing governors like Rochas Okorocha (Imo) and Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) among others for graft, once they handover to their successors in a couple of months.
Backstory: The rebuttal was contained in a statement made by the Commission’s acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, in Abuja on Sunday.
- “The story is not true, as the EFCC does not go after anybody, including ex-governors on speculative grounds… the Commission only acts after the investigators have done a thorough job on any individual or firm involved in corruption-related cases.”
Initial Report: With 12 states getting new governors and outgoing governors losing the immunity that comes with their office, the Commission was reported to have set up a team to quiz and investigate some of those governors leaving office.
In a story published by The Punch, the EFCC allegedly had plans to investigate: Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state; Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state; and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, for various cases of corruption.