Attahiru Bafarawa was introduced by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to Queen Elizabeth as the best performing governor in 2004 despite the fact that he was in the opposition party. Attahiru has now been charged for corruption for a case he reported in 2006 based on the petition of a commissioner in 2008. He was charged on 11 counts with no evidence. This was expanded to 22 with yet no sufficient proof for conviction.
Evidence in criminal offences must be clear and reasonable. On July 31, 2018, Justice Bello Abbas acquitted former governor of Sokoto state and three others of the charge involving N15 billion.
Ortom, the governor of Benue state has just dumped APC but his tenure has not expired. The unfair coincidence of commencing impeachment process to strip him of his immunity is calculative, more so when EFCC immediately slammed Ortom with a corruption charge in a case of N22 billion faster than the impeachment plan. Are we fighting corruption or political. Or is it truly a reform agenda to establish a corrupt-free political system?
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