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ICPC probes Amaechi, Chime, Kwankwaso, Shema

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigations of former governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, Sullivan Chime of Enugu, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano following petitions of corruption madr against them.

Teams from the agency have been dispatched to the four states to check the books of the states to establish the allegations against the governors.

According to reports, the teams departed Abuja on Monday morning to the various states to carry out their investigations.

All four are accused of various corrupt acts while in office, including the award of contracts to cronies and relatives.

“We will ensure that we thoroughly investigate all allegations brought before us so that nobody would be left in doubt about our commitment to fighting corruption,” said an official of the ICPC who did not want to be named. “The chairman has dispatched a team to the affected states and they are expected to report back in the next two weeks. Nobody would be spared if found culpable.

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