Despite having been quizzed some of their key officials over financial matters running into billions of Naira, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said, yesterday, that it had not raised any team to probe outgoing Ogun, Imo and Zamfara state governors over alleged graft.
Media reports on Sunday had claimed that Ibekunle Amosun, Rochas Okorocha and Abdullaziz Yari, who are ending their second term in office in May, would be probed by EFCC agents over alleged financial impropriety.
However, the commission in a statement by its acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, said: “It is instructive to note that the report did not give the composition and terms of reference of the purported teams set up by EFCC.
“The report is a figment of the imagination of the reporter as everything about the setting of the teams ended with the first paragraph without details of such teams being set up. Again, the story is not true, as the EFCC does not go after anybody, including ex-governors on speculative grounds.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the commission only acts after the investigators have done a thorough job on any individual or firm involved in corruption related cases.”
It will be recalled that a few days to the just-concluded elections, the EFCC had arrested and quizzed top officials of Imo State Government over alleged withdrawals of hundreds of millions of Naira within three days.
Although the officials were granted administrative bail, it was not clear at press time if they would be let off the hook by the anti-graft agency.
Many other officials of the Kwara State Government were also quizzed over monetary matters by agents of the EFCC in the build-up to the election.