- Date Caught: September 2006
- Trade/Profession: Governor
- State: Ekiti (Ado-Ekiti)
- Case Status: Charged
- Listed: April 13, 2014 4:53 am
- Expires: 998737 days, 6 hours
Looting: EFCC Report Indicts 15 Governors
ABUJA— AFTER months of investigation of the petitions and allegations of corruption against 31 of the state governors/governments, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, handed over to the Senate its findings which established cases of corruption against 15 of the governors. Three former governors were also indicted.
Six others are still being investigated, while there is no petition against the rest. One was cleared of the allegations against him.
Those said to have a case to answer are:Orji Kalu (Abia),Boni Haruna (Adamawa), Chris Ngige (former governor, Anambra), Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu), Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Muhammed Lawal (ex-governor, Kwara), Abubakar Audu (ex-governor, Kogi), Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna), Adamu Abdullahi, Attahiru Bafarawa and Jolly Nyame….
Adamawa: Petition received from Senator Paul Wanpana, national vice-chairman PDP and 19 Lgs were indicted for involvement in high-scale corruption. Arrangements concluded to charge governor and Commissioner for LG and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Akwa Ibom: Corruption cases established against some local government officials. Silent on Governor Victor Attah.
Anambra: Mentioned the former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, who was accused of inflating contracts.
Bauchi: Mu’azu is also being investigated for contract inflation.
Bayelsa: Governor’s wife involved in money laundering.
Benue: Governor physically beat up our officers in the office of the CP and forcibly took away files.
Borno: LGs and governor being investigated.
Cross River: two LGs being investigated but exonerated the governor.
Delta: Governor James Ibori and 13 local government chairmen being investigated for corruption.
Ekiti: Illegal diversion of funds, money laundering, foreign accounts operated by the governor and his deputy.
Edo: Governor being investigated for diversion of statutory allocation and 13 per cent oil revenue.
Ebonyi : Case established against some local government chairmen.
Enugu: Acts of corruption established against governor and some of his aides.
Imo: State officials accused of diverting N56 million from each of 24 local governments for an abandoned road project.
Jigawa Governor: Accused of diversion of funds and using stolen funds to sponsor pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
Kwara: Former Kwara Gov being investigated.
Kogi: Case established against some local government chairmen and the former governor who ran abroad shortly before he was to be charged to court.
Katsina: Case established against three local government chairmen.
Kano: Two petitions against two local government chairmen.
Kaduna: Case made against the governor and one local government chairmen for misappropriation of public funds. Governor accused of using his companies to execute government projects.
Lagos: Gov being investigated on an international case.
Nasarawa: Case established against the governor and some local government chairmen.
Ogun: Governor under investigation.
Plateau: Plateau State Assembly participated fully and directly took money from the state government.
Rivers: Three local governments and governor accused.
Sokoto: Governor and an individual accused of financial misappropriation.
Taraba: Case established against the governor and state Assembly.
UPDATE: Dec. 2007
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose has been arrested by operatives of the EFCC.
He was picked up today by the EFCC operatives who will keep him in their custody until Monday when he will be flown to Kaduna, just like his brother-in-crime, Ibori, for trial.
Fayose is to face trial over alleged corruption. In addition to this, he will be charged by the Ekiti State DPP for alleged murder.
UPDATE: November 2012
The Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday November 22, 2012 re-arraigned a former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose over a N416, 138, 360.75 ( Four Hundred and Sixteen Million, One Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Naira, Seventy-Five Kobo) scam.
He was docked on a 27 count amended charge before Justice Adamu Hobon of the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti. He pleaded not guilty to the charges which border on conversion of public funds for personal use and abuse of office while he held sway as governor of Ekiti state. Fayose’s re-arraignment was sequel to the transfer of Justice Emmanuel Obile who had been the trial judge. Read more.
UPDATE: Why we can’t stop Fayose, others – EFCC
By: KOLA OLAWOYIN March 28, 2014
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that it could not stop former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, from re-contesting the June 21 gubernatorial election in the state.
While briefing newsmen on the activity of the commission yesterday, EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, was asked whether Fayose and other politicians being interrogated by the anti-graft agency could contest elections, said the EFCC could not disqualify any politician from contesting elections.
Uwujaren stressed that it was the prerogative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify politicians from contesting elections. He said, “it is for INEC to look at the background of a candidate and declare whether the candidate is eligible or not.” Uwujaren also disclosed that EFCC has secured final forfeiture of a multi-million naira property belonging to one of the major suspects in the Pension Fund scam. Read more.
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