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ICPC goes after Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Chime, Shema



Some former governors have come under the searchlight of the independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) which is said to have dispatched teams to their various states to probe several petitions against them.

The former governors are accused of misappropriating funds of their states when they held sway as governors.

Those reportedly under investigations are former governors Rotimi Ameachi (River) Sullivan Chime (Enugu) Ibrahim Shema (Katsina) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano).

Sources at the commission stated that the teams left from Abuja on Monday to the various states to commence their investigations.

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A source at the commission who did not want his name in print said that the allegations bother on dubious awards of contracts as well as contracts awarded to cronies and relatives of the former governors‎.

According to the source, the commission is committed to ensuring that all petitions are investigated to their logical conclusion and those indicted or found to have compromised would be brought to book.

“We will ensure that we thoroughly investigate all allegations brought before us so that no body would be left in doubt about our commitment to fighting corruption. The chairman has dispatched a team to the affected states and they are expected to report back in the next two weeks. Nobody would be spared if found culpable” the source said.

When contacted the resident media consultant to the commission, Folu Olumiti neither denied nor confirmed the story.

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