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EFCC arrests Ex- Kano Governor, Kwankwaso, over alleged N10bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Kano Governorb Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in connection with alleged mismanagement of N10billion pension cash.

The said pension remittances were alleged to have been used to fund a housing project for some associates

According to a source, the EFCC invited the former Governor following a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government.

The source said: “Kwankwaso reported to the EFCC today(Saturday) and he is currently being grilled by a team of operatives at the commission’s headquarters Abuja.

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” He is being questioned over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

” Kwankwaso who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation.”

Another source said he “may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government who had earlier petitioned the EFCC, complaining that the former Governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for cronies.”

The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren did not comment on the case as at the time of filing this report 

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