September 14, 2023
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Names of 31 Former Governors EFCC has Arrested Since Its Establishment in 2003



No less than 31 former governors have been arrested by the EFCC for different financial

The governors cannot be arrested because of the immunity they enjoy while in office, thus, the anti-graft agency has to wait till the end of their tenure before they were arrested

Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, as amended, provided the immunity for the executives to protest the integrity of the office



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since its establishment in 2003 by the administration of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, has arrested no less than 30 governors at the end of the immunity.


Following the recent activities of the commission,, decided to bring to your notice the number of state governors that have been arrested by the agency since its establishment.


The antigraft agency investigates financial crimes, mostly advanced fee fraud and money laundering.


Most recent arrest ex-governor

The most recent among the former governors is the arrest of Willie Obiano, the ex-governor of Anambra state.


Obiano was arrested immediately he lost immunity because he had been on the country’s corruption list since he was in government.

Most of the arrested governors are accused of abusing state contracts and diverting government money for personal use.


Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, as amended, provided immunity for state governors as some of them control budgets bigger than some African countries.



Below is the list of the 30 former governors:

  1. Willie Obiano of Anambra
  2. James Ibori of Delta
  3.  Rochas Okorocha of Imo
  4.  Bukola Saraki of Kwara
  5. Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia state
  6.  Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state
  7.  Gabriel Suswam of Benue state
  8. Audu Abubakar for Kogi State
  9. Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa state
  10. Aliyu Akwe Doma of Nasarawa state
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  12. Joshua Dariye of Plateau state
  13.  Jonah Jang of Plateau state
  14.  James Bala Ngilari of Adamawa state
  15. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state
  16. Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno state
  17. Danjuma Goje of Gombe state
  18. Jolly Nyame of Taraba state
  19.  Sule Lamido of Jigawa state
  20.  Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto state
  21. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state
  22.  Theodore Orji of Abia state
  23. Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu state
  24.  Sullivan Chime of Enugu state
  25.  Ikedi Ohakim of Imo state
  26. Godswill Akpabi of Akwa Ibom state
  27.  Diepreye Alamieyeseigha of Bayelsa state
  28. Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa state
  29. Lucky Igbinedion of Edo state
  30.  Olugbenga Daniel of Ogun state
  31. Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo state
  32.  Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo state





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