By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA—Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, has threatened to hand over his predecessor, Isa Yuguda to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, if indicted at the end of the ongoing probe of his eight-year tenure.
Abubakar spoke with journalists in Abuja after he visited some members of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said although his administration was not an investigative outfit, the report of ongoing investigation of the last administration in the state would be forwarded to the EFCC for necessary action.
According to him: “We are probing the last administration and some revelations have so far been made. But what I want you to understand is that we are not an investigative outfit. We have not been elected to investigate. Right now, I have a high powered committee that is investigating all contracts from 2007 to 2015. This is after I have set up a public property recovery committee headed by a retired Air Commodore of that had succeeded in recovering a lot of property that were carted away earlier on.
“So, we are investigating, but our attitude towards investigation is that any revelation we discovered, we will now take it to the investigative authority, that is the EFCC for it to carry on and do a thorough investigation. It is EFCC that will move against the suspects with a view to retrieving the ill-gotten wealth. So, this is what we are doing in Bauchi State. I assured you that every culprit that is found to have a hand in the sponsorship of ghost workers in the payroll of Bauchi State would face the wrath of the law, this one is a promise.”
On insinuation that his convoy was pelted along Gombe road, the governor said nowhere in Nigeria had his convoy been attacked.
“There are some people who have not accepted the will of God, people who contested election with me who are sponsoring some of these publications. I am a Muslim, I am fasting, Walahi Talahi, nobody pelted me with anything on my way back from Gombe. It is a blatant lie,” he explained.