The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reopened money laundering cases involving thirteen former governors and some ex-ministers.
Among the notable figures under investigation are two former Ekiti State governors, Kayode Fayemi and Ayo Fayose; former Zamfara State governor Bello Matawalle; two former Enugu State governors, Chimaroke Nnamani and Sullivan Chime; former Nasarawa State governor Abdullahi Adamu; former Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso; former Rivers State governor Peter Odili; former Abia State governor Theodore Orji; former Gombe State governor Danjuma Goje; former Sokoto State governor Aliyu Wamako; former Bayelsa State governor Timipre Sylva; and former Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido.
Punch gathered the ongoing investigation has also reportedly implicated Matawalle, who currently serves as the Minister of Defence in the administration of President Bola Tinubu, for alleged N70bn money laundering.
Fayemi, former Minister of Solid Minerals Development, is being probed for an alleged N4bn fraud, while Fayose is under investigation for an alleged N6.9bn fraud.
The EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, is reportedly reviewing all high-profile cases, emphasizing the equal treatment of all individuals, regardless of their social or political status.