The Initiative for Mass Education Against Corruption (IMEAC) said its investigations into the petition submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris by Otunba Dino Melaye was false.
Addressing journalists in Abuja at a press conference, Austin Akubo stated that the group had taken it upon itself to verify the allegations made against the governor but discovered that there was no iota of truth in the petition forwarded to the EFCC.
Akubo explained that the allegations leveled against the ex-governor had been cross checked with the EFCC and found to be untrue.
According to the group, the EFCC had conducted its investigations into the allegations and discovered that much of the property alluded to in the petition had long been acquired by the ex-governor before becoming governor of the state. The foreign accounts he was alleged to own were reportedly operated by him even before becoming governor.
The anti corruption group which urged the public to discountenance allegations made by the ex -lawmaker later referred to the directive by the presidency in 2008 which ordered the EFCC and the ICPC to investigate the matter.
The findings of the two anti graft agencies which he said were officially forwarded to the then president absolved the former governor of any financial crime.