Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala, CJN, Fayemi, Fayose Top EFCC Probe List

From left: Gov.Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo during Peoples Democratic Party 2017 Special Non-Elective National Convention in Abuja on Saturday (12/8/17)/NAN

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan;the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala have been listed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as high-profile personalities currently under its investigation.

The names are contained in the list of high-profile cases involving over 100 politically-exposed persons and top-ranking public officers still being investigated by the EFCC as of August 2017.

“The list was actually sent in August to the then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and copied the AGF,” an EFCC source told the Punch.


It was gathered that the list contains 106 cases under investigation and several others pending in court but either stalled or moving slowly.

It did not disclose the details of the cases under investigation.

It, however, stated the date each of the over 100 cases was “referred”, the challenges being encountered in the investigation and the source of information leading to the commencement of the probe.

Sources of such information for the cases were listed against each of the cases.

On the list

Other notable names on the list are the incumbent governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, and his predecessor, Captain Idris Wada.

Godswill Akpabi, Jonah Jang, Ali Modu Sheriff, Lucky Igbinedio, former governors of Akwa Ibom, Plateau, Borno and Edo states respectively are also on the list.

The exhaustive list also names the Maduekes – Alison and her husband, Ojo -, former ministers in the Jonathan administration, and the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan as being under investigated.

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  1. The EFCC should speed up the investigation, so that innocent people can be free from the insult of having their names posted against false allegation.

  2. EFCC needs to start making head way concerning the issue of stolen funds with those found guilty of the offense rather waste time insinuating about it and dragging people’s name into the mud.

  3. Until we start setting our priorities right in this country, am not sure we can get the solution to our problems. We have to take one thing at a time, rather than muddle a lot and not still achieve a thing.

  4. The EFCC should carry out a proper investigation, on the list to ensure that most of them are not on the list based on false news.

    1. I believe this list is just written as a means of covering up for the main people to be probe. We can’t keep pushing this thing under the carpet.

  5. A petition written against someone could be out of jealousy or just to put the person in trouble. So the EFCC needs to be careful in the process of their investigations

  6. The EFCC knows those really involve in the crime, they should just get them and stop writing name s of people who have done great things for Nigeria.

  7. Am surprised to see former Minister of Finance as part of the people to be investigated. We need to start appreciating our own in this country.

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