Ahead of may 29,2019 hand over date for the newly elected Governors, the Economic and financial crime commission EFCC has set up teams to probe some Governors accused of corruption.
These Governors include Rochas okorocha of Imo State, Abdul Fatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Abdul Aziz Yari of Zamfara state and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state.
Okorocha, who has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress, has been accused of diverting over N1bn meant for the campaign of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who contested on the platform of the Action Alliance.
The EFCC said in an interim report that it had arrested the Accountant-General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for allegedly helping Okorocha to launder N1.05bn for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
In Zamfara State, the EFCC is investigating Yari for alleged diversion of funds running into billions of naira.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had, in 2017, ordered an interim forfeiture of the sums of N500m and $500,000 said to have been looted from the Paris Club refunds made by the Federal Government in favour of the 36 states of the federation.
The sums of money, said to have been recovered from two firms, First Generation Mortgage Bank Limited, and Gosh Projects Limited, were allegedly linked to Yari.
Ahmed of Kwara State, will also be invited by the EFCC once his tenure comes to an end.
His successor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, has also vowed to probe the governor once he loses his immunity.
Ahmed, who is the godson to Senate President Bukola Saraki, was accused of diverting state funds.
Earlier in the month, the EFCC arrested six commissioners and government officials in Kwara State for allegedly diverting N1bn a week before the National Assembly and presidential elections.
Amosun, who has been suspended by the APC, has also come under probe by the commission.
The probe was sequel to a petition written by a group, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate, over an alleged misappropriation of N4bn Anchor Borrowers’ Fund meant for Ogun farmers.
The group, in the petition dated February 20, 2019, alleged that the sum was made available to the Amosun-led government in 2017 by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide jobs for the residents through the mass production of rice.
It alleged that Amosun staged a jamboree ceremony and set up fake rice pyramids to deceive the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, when he (Emefiele) visited the state last year.
The group further accused the governor of abandoning the project in spite of his promise to establish rice plantations in the three senatorial districts of the state.