ICPC May Revisit Files Of 20 Indicted Ex-governors

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it might revisit the case files of 20 former state governors it indicted for corruption in 2008.
Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Abdullahi Bako, said on Tuesday that the case files were shelved due to a combination of legal and financial impediments.

“The cases came up when the governors were still in office, and the law provides for the setting up of an independent council to investigate them. “Unfortunately, at that time, the Office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) which was to appoint the council had no money to pay for such gigantic operation or assignment.

“That was why nothing was done about it. But the files may be revisited now that they have left office, especially of those with prima facie cases against them.

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