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EFCC Disowns List Of 58 Ex-Governors Under Investigation




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it was fake and misleading information, a purported list making the rounds containing names of some former governors under investigation for alleged corruption.

A list emerged at the weekend in some media reports (not Grassroots Parrot), claiming that 58 former governors were being investigated by the EFCC for misappropriating ₦2.187 trillion over 25 years.

The report further claimed that some of the 58 former governors were being probed, while others were being prosecuted.

According to the names on the list, the former governors were drawn from the six regions of the country.

But reacting to the reports on Sunday, the EFCC described the list as fake and misleading.

A statement by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale, said the “so-called list is a disingenuous fabrication designed to achieve motives known only to the authors.

According to the statement “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, feels obliged to dissociate itself from a phantom report circulating in sections of the media claiming it has released a full list of ex-governors being investigated for alleged corruption.”

Oyewale however, urged the public to disregard the report.

He also encouraged media practitioners to crosscheck facts about matters under investigation with the EFCC to avoid feeding the public with misleading information.

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