List Of High Profile Individuals Reportedly Under EFCC Probe


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr.  Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are among high-profile personalities currently under its investigation, PUNCH reports.

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According to the news media, not less than 100 high-ranking public officials and persons who served in the Goodluck Jonathan administration are in a list seen by its reporters.

The list was said to have been sent to Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, by the EFCC.

The investigations on the high profile persons were said to have been instigated by petitions, whistle blowers and through intelligence gathering.

Here are some of the names on the list:

  • Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti
  • Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi
  • Idris Wada, former governor of Kogi
  • Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom
  • Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau
  • Ali Modu Sherriff, former governor of Borno
  • Lucky Igbinedion, former governor of Edo
  • Patience Jonathan, wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance
  • Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development
  • Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum
  • Mohammed Adoke, former attorney general of the federation
  • Bala Mohammed, former FCT minister
  • Stella Oduah, ex-minister of aviation
  • Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta affairs
  • Alison Madueke retired rear admiral and Diezani Alison-Madueke’s husband
  • Reuben Abati, ex-special adviser to the president on media and publicity
  • Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to the president on public affairs
  • Abdullahi Dikko, former comptroller-general of Customs
  • Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria
  • Uche Secondus, former acting chairman of the PDP
  • Bello Fadile, a retired colonel who served under Sambo Dasuki, former NSA
  • Abdul Kafarati, a justice
  • Mohammed Tsamiya, a retired justice

The anti-graft agency recently said it has recovered about N409 billion and secured 137 convictions nationwide between January and August 2017.

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The EFCC boss, Ibrahim who revealed this at an interactive meeting with media executives in Abuja last month stated his resolve to remain unrelenting in the fight against corruption.

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