Names of some high profile individuals being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been sent to the Presidency for immediate prosecution and possible arrest.
The list obtained by Punch includes: Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan; 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.
Among other notable names on the list are the incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, and his predecessor, Captain Idris Wada.
Other former Governors on the list include: Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, who is now the Senate Minority Leader; Jonah Jang of Plateau State, the Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District; Senator Ali Modu-Sherriff of Borno State, the sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party; and Chief Lucky Igbinedion of Edo State.
There are also some Ministers who served in the Jonathan administration, including the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke; AGF and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke; a Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed; Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, who is now the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District; and a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe.
Alison-Madueke’s husband’s name, Real Admiral Alison-Madueke (rtd); former Presidential Spokesmen, Dr. Reuben Abati; and Dr. Doyin Okupe; are also on the list.
Other prominent high-profile persons on the list are: a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko; a former Acting Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus; Colonel Bello Fadile (rtd), who served under the immediate past National Security Adviser; retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki; the incoming Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati; and Justice Mohammed Tsamiya; who was recently retired compulsorily by the National Judicial Council.
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