ICPC to probe former Governor

Fashola is said to be on the commission’s waiting list with colleagues, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi and Sule Lamido of Jigawa.

Babatunde Raji  Fashola

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) is reportedly set to probe former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola.

Fashola is said to be on the commission’s waiting list with colleagues, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Martin Elechi of Ebonyi and Sule Lamido of Jigawa.

This was disclosed to Punch by a senior ICPC official who chose to remain anonymous.

The source said:

“It is true that we are going after eight former governors. The investigation against four of the former governors of Rivers, Katsina, Kano and Enugu has commenced.”

“However, the commission has listed four other former governors who are on the waiting list because of petitions against them. They are the immediate past governors of Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Jigawa States.”

“A Special Task Force was set up by the Chairman of the commission last week to coordinate the investigation in the states. So we are reopening the petitions through the Chairman of the Special Task Force.”

Fashola has been the centre of controversy since it was alleged that he spent N78 million on the upgrade of his personal website.

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