Orji Kalu Joins List Of Jailed Former Governors


Reltrating his promise to fight corruption in Nigeria, President Buhari might have given a go ahead nod to all the anti graft agents to investigate any corrupt leader.
A former governor, Orji Uzor Kalu was recently sentenced into 12 years imprisonment thereby joining the list of former governors who have been jailed.
Metropolix Online however highlights some former governors who have been successfully tried for corruption and jailed afterwards.

1. Orji Uzor Kalu

He’s the most recent on the list. Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, was found guilty of N7.65 billion fraud and was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

2. Joshua Dariye

Dariye is a former governor of Plateau state. He was a serving senator in 2018 when he was sentenced to 14 years in prison over criminal breach of trust and two years for misappropriation of public funds, to run concurrently.

He was accused of embezzling N1.162 billion ecological funds belonging to his state. His jail term was later recently reduced to 10 years.

3. Jolly Nyame

Nyame is a former governor of Taraba state. He was sent to 14 years in prison in 2018 without an option of fine after being found guilty of 27 out of 41 counts of alleged diversion of public funds while he served as governor of Taraba state.

4. James Bala Ngilari

Ngilari, a former governor of Adamawa state, was in 2017, sentenced to jail for 5 years without an option of fine for defrauding his state of N167 million.

5. Lucky Igbinedion

Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state was sentenced to six months imprisonment in 2008, well before President Buhari’s administration, for money laundering worth N25 billion. He, however, got a plea bargain that made him pay a fine of N3.5 million.

6.James Ibori

Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for money laundering by a London court for laundering $250 million.

Ibori has since completed his time in jail and returned to Nigeria to a ‘heroic welcome’.

7. Late Diepreye Alamieyesegha

Alamieyesegha, a former Bayelsa governor, was sentenced to jail for 2 years, based on a plea bargain after he was found guilty of laundering N3.7 billion.


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