2020 has been a turbulent year across the world and very much so in Nigeria. In addition to COVID-19 pandemic setbacks and economic challenges, the country is heavily fraught with corruption scandals most predominant within the political circle. The Anti Corruption Coalition has called for the immediate resignation of Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation who is currently burdened with heavy corruption allegations. We have further compiled a list below of the worst corruption cases in the country and are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to, at the very least, immediately prosecute and grant justice to the country against all corrupt officials starting with the list below.
5 Worst Corruption Cases In Nigeria:
- Attorney General Abubakar Malami accused of twisting the law to shield himself, his family members, corrupt officials and institutions in the most brazen manners. He is also accused of several financial illegalities including auctioning of crude oil vessels seized by the Federal Government, violating Section 31(2) and (4) of the EFCC Act 2004. As Attorney General and Chief Legal Officer of the Nation, this is highly unacceptable and should have been impossible if Buhari’s Nigeria had working checks and balances. It is extremely important that Buhari takes action immediately.
- Chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu. There are over 20 corruption allegations against the man armed for over 5 years with the responsibility of prosecuting corruption officials. He betrayed the trust of the entire nation. In July 2020, $43 million, £27,000 and N23 million was found buried in Ikoyi, Lagos; of which the EFCC was aware of and Magu was in charge of.
- 2023 Presidential Aspirant of APC Bola Tinubu who has been accused of several financial crimes including money laundering and tax evasion of over N100 Billion through Alpha Beta Consulting.
- Acting Chairman of NDDC Kemebradikumo Pondei who squandered over N1.3 Billion in an agency he was hired to ensure financial diligence within.
- Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele who has been directly linked and heavily involved with financial misappropriations. He is closely linked to Isa Funtua’s buyout of Etisalat Nigeria amidst other allegations.