Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rogue Governors arrested by EFCC

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Govs Uzor Kalu and Saminu Turaki arrested by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arrested former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu and Saminu Turaki of Jigawa State.

An EFCC source told Saharareporters that the arrest of both former governors marks the beginning of a serious clampdown on former governors who were engaged in the looting of their respective state treasuries.

Orji Uzor Kalu was arrested as soon as he returned from London to Abuja. He was scheduled to meet with Umar Musa Yar'adua on the desire of his party, PPA to join the "Government of National Unity (GNU)" being put in place by Yar'adua. A source at the seat of government in Abuja, told Saharareporters that the former governor had wanted to be a member of the government of national unity as he already nominated himself and one other party member.

Both governor Orji Uzor Kalu and Saminu Turaki are detained at the Abuja office of the EFCC.

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