The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against some former governors.
According to New Telegraph, investigation showed that over six former governors, to include Jigawa, Rivers, Kano, Enugu, Katsina, Akwa Ibom and Oyo state, would soon be summoned to the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja for grilling by ICPC operatives.
It was learnt that following the dispatch of special teams to scrutinise the accounts of past administrations in the states, reports of the investigations was submitted to the ICPC, by a crack team known as “Chairman Special Team”, headed by the Head of the commission’s Investigation Unit.
A source who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity said, “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.
“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.