In 2012, Nigerian was estimated to have lost over $400 billion to corruption since independence. The rise of public administration and the discovery of oil and natural gas are believed to have led to the sustained increase of corrupt practices in Nigeria.
These Politicians who used to be members of the People Democratic Party(PDP) and other opposition parties, had allegedly decamped to the All Progressive Party(APC) to water down the investigations by the EFCC and other Agencies. Prior to this, they were under investigation over an allegation of money laundering and theft of public funds.
Below is the List of Top Corrupt Nigerian Politicians Who Decamped To Water down Investigations by The EFCC.
- Godswill Akpabio– Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State was under probe for allegedly diverting over N100 billion from the state.
- Orji Uzor Kalu– Former Governor of Abia State, alleged of committing fraud of N200million.
- Musiliu Obanikoro– Former Minister of Defence, alleged of committing fraud of N4.7 billion.
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