Corruption: We will still prosecute former governors – EFCC

by Azeez Adeniyi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said plans to prosecute former governors who embezzled funds are still ongoing.

EFCC Zonal Head, South-South, Ishaq Salihu said this in an interview on Saturday.

He said the agency will not compromise its anti-corruption war, while stating it will resist any of external pressure.

Salihu said the EFCC will not relent in its bid to stop corruption.

“The searchlight of the EFCC is not only on former governors, it (searchlight) is also on other Nigerians who think they can take funds belonging to the country and put them in their private pockets. The EFCC, under Mr.  Ibrahim Magu’s leadership, will never succumb to any pressure. Like we have always said, there will be no sacred cow.

“The EFCC is trying its best to fight corruption but kudos should be given to the judiciary in the handling of Adamawa’s ex governor’s case,” he said.

He said the commission has filed cases against some public officials in the zone, while stating that it would soon be made public.

Salihu also hailed the judiciary over the jail term handed former governor of Adamawa State.

“The fight against corruption is noble and the results can be seen.  The judgment secured against the former Governor of Adamawa State is a victory for Nigeria. It shows that the judiciary is independent and courageous,” he added.

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