No Escape for Corrupt Govs, Ministers, Others as EFCC Vows to Go After Them After May 29
- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed its major plans for corrupt governors and public officials
- The EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed that it would arrest outgoing governors and others, who had been fingered in corruption acts, after May 29
- The anti-graft agency did not go after them during their tenure because of their constitutional immunity
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans against the nation's outgoing governors and public officials.
This is as the EFCC disclosed arrangements are in place to go after some corrupt governors, ministers and other public office holders after May 29.
EFCC speaks on arrest of govs, others after May 29
EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who made this disclosure on Thursday, March 23, at the headquarters of the commission during an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, specifically said more arrests would be made immediately after May 29.
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Bawa, however, did not give names or the number of public officials that would be brought under the law, The Cable added.
Meanwhile, governors are among public officials that enjoy immunity and can not be arrested or tried while in office.
2023 guber election: Vote buying, compromised secrecy of ballot prevalent during polls, says Yiaga Africa
Election observer group Yiaga Africa, in its mid-day post-election report for the 2023 gubernatorial polls, says there have been continuous cases of vote buying, compromised secrecy of ballots and a host of other ills at polls.
Yiaga Africa made this known on Sunday, March 19, at its post-election press briefing attended by Legit.ng at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
The Yiaga Africa pre-election observation initiative, funded by the European Union through its EU SDGN program, revealed that INEC failed to live up to the promise of a free, fair and seamless election in the build-up to the gubernatorial polls.
2023 election: EFCC arrests 73-year-old woman, 2 others with 20 PVCs in Benin
On Sunday, after election day, February 26, the EFCC said it caught an aged woman with two adults in Benin city, the Edo state capital.
EFCC operatives arrested the 73 years old woman and her two accomplices for being in possession of 20 PVCs.
The anti-graft agency noted further that the suspects would be arraigned in court after its investigation.