Following the petition filed by renown social crusader, Otunba Dino Melaye before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, the commission has decided to investigate the ex-governor.
The EFCC’s acting Head of Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, told journalists that the commission had received the petition and said that Idris would be investigated for the alleged corruption and abuse of office while he was in the office as Kogi State governor.
Melaye has in his petition dated March 21 addressed to the EFCC chairman captioned “Reporting a Case of Corruption Against Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Immediate Past Governor of Kogi State”,alleged that Idris amassed wealth and properties beyond his combined emolument, salaries and allowances while in office.
“I am eminently and constitutionally qualified to demand accountability, transparency in the management, disbursement, incomes and expenditure of Kogi state government under Idris for the period that spanned between May 29, 2003 and January 27, 2012.
This is in view of his “crude accumulation of wealth and properties in choice areas which are outrageously beyond his combined emolument, salaries and allowances for the period he held sway as governor and could only be attributed to abuse of privilege of office, hence this