Al-Makura May Face Criminal Prosecution After May 2019

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By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafiya.
The Governor of Nasarawa State, Alaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, is among those topping the list of governors certain to face criminal prosecution for looting states’ resources
after leaving offices.
Al-Makura, whose immunity from any legal prosecution ends in May 29, 2019, according to latest FDI’s report, is alleged to have looted billions of naira from the state’s treasury.
The report also claimed that he is most likely to be questioned/prosecuted by ICC over the bloody crisis that engulfed the state in his first tenure.
Recall that the Al-Makura led state government was among others accused by ICPC of diverting 2015 bailout meant to augment workers’ salaries, which Honourable Mohammed Alkali later confirmed that the money was shared into three (3) parts; state executive, NSHA and local government.
A top source in ICPC also confirmed that SURE-p allocations to the state between 2012-2014, is currently been investigated.
The source assured that considering the obvious cases of corruption against the governor there is no how he can avoid criminal prosecution after May 2019.
Recall also that most workers in the state for over a year now have been receiving their salaries in percentages. This the governor attributed to fall in FG allocations, which organized labour proved otherwise.
Commenting on the FDI’s report, a retired police officer, Mr Danladi Odi, stated that “no wonder his senate permutation has began”.
Other governors to face criminal prosecutions also include that of Osun, Kwarra, Oyo, Imo.

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