Some sources in the Attorney General of the Federation’s office confirmed to PUNCH Newspaper’s correspondence that Lack of funds was the reason why the Buhari lead administration that laid much emphasis on anti-corruption have not been able to prosecute some former governors in the country.
It was learnt that because of insufficient funds, the AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), recently shifted attention to the more sensitive cases of the judges being prosecuted for alleged corruption.
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There are about five of the former governors, who are now serving senators.
Some of them had served as senators after completing two terms of eight years as governors.
The affected personalities served as governors for either one or two terms between 1999 and 2015 and are from all the six geopolitical zones of the country.
On the list is a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who was convicted and recently completed his jail term in the United Kingdom.
The list also contains the names of Senate President Bukola Saraki, the former Governor of Kwara State; Godswill Akpabio (a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State) and Ali Modu Sheriff (a former Governor of Borno State).
Other ex-governors on the list are Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Saminu Turaki (Jigawa); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Joshua Dariye (Plateau), Ahmed Yerima (Zamfara); Gabriel Suswam (Benue); Martin Elechi (Ebonyi); Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa).
The list also contains the names of Ikedi Ohakim (Imo); Achike Udenwa (Imo); Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun); Jolly Nyame (Taraba); Boni Haruna (Adamawa); George Akume (Benue); Rashidi Ladoja (Oyo); Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto) and Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo).
Others are Usman Dakingari (Kebbi); Adamu Mu’azu (Bauchi); Peter Odili (Rivers); and Lucky Igbindedion (Edo).