Lagos: Nigeria's anti-graft body has accused three former governors of embezzling USD 674 million in the oil-rich West African nation.

A spokesman for Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Thursday that former Ogun state governor Olugbenga Daniel, Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo state and Aliyu Akwe Doma of Nasarawa state were arrested.

Femi Babafemi said Daniel is accused of defrauding the state of USD 387 million.

He said Alao-Akala and Doma each face USD 167 million and USD 120 million fraud allegations. All three governors are members of the ruling party.

The former governors and the party spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Under Nigeria's federal system, states receive large shares of the nation's oil revenues that can prove tempting targets for graft.

(Agencies)