Apart from the first governor fished out of those who diverted the Paris Club Refund allotted to their states, three more have been identified.
The EFCC has yet to name them though.
Another slush account has been uncovered, according to a report by the Nation.
These governors and their cronies are already under investigation, and some of those involved will face trial soon.
“As part of the ongoing probe, we have traced diversion of funds to three more governors and their cronies. This is apart from two governors who have been fingered in such deals,” source told the newspaper.
“Detectives have also uncovered another account opened by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) where suspicious transactions related to the London-Paris Club refund have been found.
‘We have rated this new discovery as a slush account. This is aside the two accounts on which we placed Post No Debit (PNB).”
The source also said more consultants have confessed that they were paid for jobs not done.
“So, we have cases of diversion of public funds into private accounts under the guise of consultancy fees. This explains why salaries have not been paid in some states”, the source added.
“Already, one of the governors has forfeited N500 million and another crony of the second governor has refunded $500,000 out of $3 million linked to his account.
“We have also applied for the forfeiture of over N1.823billion by some consultants hired by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).”
It was learnt that some of the governors devoted 20% -30% to payment of salaries. And some diverted the cash.
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