I don’t have any fraud case with ICPC – Gbenga Daniel

Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Former governor of Ogun State, Sunday declared that he has no pending case with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

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He described as false reports that there is a pending corruption case against him at the anti-graft commission. A national newspaper reported, last week, that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had written to the ICPC Chairman, directing the reopening of corruption cases of 31 former governors.

Daniel was listed as one of the affected former governors, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili, ‎and ex-Governor Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State.

In the letter, Malami was quoted as saying that: “It is clear that some of these governors and other politically-exposed persons have not been charged to court, despite the fact that the ICPC has concluded their investigations, concerning allegations levelled against them, for one reason or the other.

“It is the position of the present administration that all ex-governors, who the ICPC had long concluded investigations into the various allegations levelled against them, should be immediately prosecuted.”

‎However, Daniel defended his innocence over the allegation, saying the inclusion of his name must have been a “mistake somewhere.”

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