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EFCC Reopens Fraud Cases Involving Former Governors and Ministers Worth N853.8bn

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The chairman is reviewing all high-profile cases, and he has ordered the investigators not to treat anyone differently, especially politically exposed persons, such as former governors and ministers, who were indicted for money laundering, a source revealed.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is reopening fraud cases involving thirteen former governors and ministers, totalling over N853.8 billion. Investigations focus on a minimum of N772.2 billion, with ongoing scrutiny into the alleged N81.6 billion misappropriation in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

Notable cases include the $2.2 billion arms procurement funds, implicating figures like Sambo Dasuki and Raymond Dokpesi. Former governors Fayemi, Fayose, Matawalle, Nnamani, Chime, Adamu, Kwankwaso, Odili, Orji, Goje, Wamako, Sylva, and Lamido are among those involved.

EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede is overseeing a comprehensive review, emphasizing impartiality in treating politically exposed individuals indicted for money laundering.

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