After President Muhammadu Buhari became the president of Nigeria, there have been several Nigerian politicians who have been sent to prison.
In this article, we would be taking a look at some of these politicians and what they were alleged to have done that ensured that they are behind bars.
He was a chief servant battling corruption case. He is also a former governor of Niger State and he was nabbed by the EFCC over allegations of abuse of office and money laundering. Per what we gathered, he diverted N2 billion for political purposes.
Mukhtar Ramalan Yero
The former governor of Kaduna State made our list as he was recently sent to prison. He was detained from May 31 to June 6, 2020, and he was there with a former chairman of the PDP in the state, Abubakar Gaya-Haruna; a former secretary to the state government Hamza Ishaq and a former minister of power, Nuhu Somo Wya. Their allegations centred around reportedly fraud and it was brought against them by the EFCC.
Retired Air Commodore Jonah David Jang
The former governor of Plateau state also spent some time at the Jos prison. He spent about eight days and he was given a 12-count charge which included diverting N6.3 billion.
Bala is a former Adamawa State governor and was the first politician who was arrested when Buhari came to power. He was jailed in March 2017 for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of the state. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
Reverend Jolly Nyame
He is the former governor of Taraba State and he was prosecuted and sentenced to 14 years in prison for misappropriating funds.
He is a staunch member of the PDP-Delta North chapter. He spent some days at the Kirikiri maximum security prison over an alleged N805m fraud charge brought against him by the EFCC.
The former spokesperson of the PDP also spent some time at the Kuje prison in Abuja over alleged money laundering. He was accused of receiving N400 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Colonel Sambo Dasuki
The former security adviser spent 31 months in detention over an allegation of mismanagement of $2.1bn meant for the purchase of arms.