Anti-Graft War: No Ex-Governor Is Exempted From Our Investigation —EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has affirmed its commitment to investigating every former governor and individual implicated in corruption cases, emphasising that no one is exempted from its investigation.

The commission’s zonal commander, ACE Aliyu Yunusa conveyed this message during a one-day engagement with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Sokoto.

Yunusa, addressing representatives from Kebbi, Zamfara, and Sokoto, stated that the EFCC would diligently pursue economic and financial crime-related cases within the bounds of the law, regardless of the individual’s status.

He emphasised the collaborative role of CSOs in the EFCC’s preventive mandate and urged the public and organised bodies to actively contribute to eradicating corruption.

Speaking in Sokoto on Thursday, Yunusa added that the commission is prepared to free Nigeria from the shackles of the ‘demon’ called corruption.

“Our core mandate remains and we are determined and resolute to achieve results with the active collaboration of Nigerians particularly the CSOs who are equally drivers of our mandate to success,” he stated.

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“We rely on the Nigeria public and organised bodies to nip in the bud, corruption and other economic crimes for a sound Nigeria,” he added.

Yunusa also seized the opportunity to clear the perception of the majority of Nigerians that the EFCC does not investigate former governors.

“No past governor or anyone is exempted from our investigation where a petition is received,” he stated.