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ICPC to interrogate six former Governors

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into allegations of financial recklesness levelled against some former governors.

To this end, the anti-graft agency will soon invite the ex-governors for interrogation at its headquarters in Abuja.

The questioning follows reports of a special investigations ordered into their tenures, New Telegraph reports.

The reports of investigations submitted by a crack team known as “Chairman Special Team,” is headed by the Head of the commission’s Investigation Unit.

Those to be invited, it was gathered, cut across party lines.

The ICPC had dispatched special teams to Jigawa, Rivers, Kano and Enugu states to scrutinise accounts of past administrations in the states.

Other states whose past governments were under probe as reported were Katsina, Akwa Ibom and Oyo.

“I will not mention names, but all I can disclose to you now is the fact that the Chairman Special Team have since been turning in reports of their investigations and very soon former governors will be invited for questioning on allegations of corruption, abuse of office and such other related offences,” a source told the newspaper.

“They (the probe team) are coming back with their reports and the commission’s leadership is studying them with a view to instituting ironcast cases where substantial evidence to sustain charges are established.

“The committee considering all the reports is headed by the head of the Investigative Unit.

“Importantly, I want to let you know that the ex-governors will be invited in groups in such a way that it won’t be sectional. The petitioners will be invited alongside the governors to authenticate their claims. ICPC hardly files more than eight charges and our lawyers are always meticulous in their prosecution,” the source said.

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