President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of top government officials accused of corruption.
Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement.
According to Shehu, Buhari has instructed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to investigate “any top government official accused of wrong-doing”.
“The attention of the presidency has been drawn to a number of reports in the media, in which various accusations of corruption have been levelled against some top officials in the administration,” the sattement read.
“In that regard, President Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the involvement of any top government officials accused of any wrong-doing.
“If any of them are liable they will not escape prosecution.”
The development comes days after Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), was accused of mismanaging funds meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north east.
While considering an interim report on the investigation into alleged mismanagement of funds, the senate called for Lawal’s resignation.
He has since denied the allegations levelled against him.