No less than 31 former governors have been arrested by the EFCC for different financial
The governors cannot be arrested because of the immunity they enjoy while in office, thus, the anti-graft agency has to wait till the end of their tenure before they were arrested
Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, as amended, provided the immunity for the executives to protest the integrity of the office
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since its establishment in 2003 by the administration of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, has arrested no less than 30 governors at the end of the immunity.
Following the recent activities of the commission, NAIJA LIVE TV decided to bring to your notice the number of state governors that have been arrested by the agency since its establishment.
The antigraft agency investigates financial crimes, mostly advanced fee fraud and money laundering.
Most recent arrest ex-governor
The most recent among the former governors is the arrest of Willie Obiano, the ex-governor of Anambra state.
Obiano was arrested immediately he lost immunity because he had been on the country’s corruption list since he was in government.
Most of the arrested governors are accused of abusing state contracts and diverting government money for personal use.
Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, as amended, provided immunity for state governors as some of them control budgets bigger than some African countries.
Below is the list of the 31 former governors:
Willie Obiano of Anambra
James Ibori of Delta
Rochas Okorocha of Imo
Bukola Saraki of Kwara
Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia state
Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state
Gabriel Suswam of Benue state
Audu Abubakar for Kogi State
Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa state
Aliyu Akwe Doma of Nasarawa state
Joshua Dariye of Plateau state
Jonah Jang of Plateau state
James Bala Ngilari of Adamawa state
Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state
Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno state
Danjuma Goje of Gombe state
Jolly Nyame of Taraba state
Sule Lamido of Jigawa state
Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto state
Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state
Theodore Orji of Abia state
Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu state
Sullivan Chime of Enugu state
Ikedi Ohakim of Imo state
Godswill Akpabi of Akwa Ibom state
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha of Bayelsa state
Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa state
Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State
Lucky Igbinedion of Edo state
Olugbenga Daniel of Ogun state
Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo state
Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo state
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