The EFCC was formed in 2002 as part of an anti-corruption push by Obasanjo, who in 2007 was indicted for corruption [JURIST report]. The Commission is currently prosecuting five former state governors. Former state governor Dieprieye Alamieyeseigha was sentenced [JURIST report] in July to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to six counts of corruption and money laundering. A Human Rights Watch report issued last year warned that corruption in Nigeria [JURIST news archive] has reached a crisis level and said that government could be compared to a criminal organization [HRW report; JURIST report]. From Lagos, the Vanguard has more.
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