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.