THE immediate past governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel, on Sunday, cleared the air on a report published in a national daily (not the Nigeria Tribune), that he has a pending case with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC).
The former governor described the report as false.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, in the report was said to have written to the ICPC, directing the reopening of corruption cases of 31 former governors.
In the letter, Malami was quoted as saying that: “It is clear that some of these governors and other politically-exposed persons have not been charged to court, despite the fact that the ICPC has concluded investigations concerning allegations levelled against them.
“It is the position of the present administration that all ex-governors who the ICPC had long concluded investigations into the various allegations levelled against them should be immediately prosecuted.”
However, Daniel defended his innocence over the allegation, saying the inclusion of his name must have been a “mistake somewhere.”
“I categorically declare that I have no issue with ICPC whatsoever and I am sure that a mistake has been made either deliberately or otherwise in this issue and others,” he said.