Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Breaking: Fear, Confusion as EFCC Arrests Northern Governor’s Top Appointee

  • EFCC employees stormed the Kaduna State Urban Development Agency (KASUPDA) on Monday, October 11th
  • The agents of the commission, for reasons still to be found Not to be disclosed, arrested KASUPDA chief Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko
  • The arrest of Umaru Dikko as the agency’s building caused serious drama between his staff and EFCC officials

The director general of the Kaduna State City Planning Authority (KASUPDA) Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko was arrested by employees of the Ministry of Economy and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Umaru Dikko was caught during a meeting with his staff on Monday, October 11th, and brought to the EFCC zone office in Kaduna.

Daily Trust reports that eyewitnesses said EFCC officials were arming along with some Police officers escorted the KASUPDA GD.

It was found that state authority staff and the security guard tried to prevent EFCC staff from taking their boss away, but asked by him not to prevent her.

EFCC arrests the northern governor’s wife on charges of fraud and bribery

Meanwhile, Hajia Hafsat Ganduje, the First Lady of Kano State, arrested by the EFCC. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s wife was arrested weeks after she failed to honor the agency’s invitation on a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son Abdulazeez Ganduje.

The EFCC had asked the First Lady on September 13th to report to her headquarters in Abuja. However, she did not show up and the commission threatened to arrest her.

Sources close to Ganduee’s wife said she had traveled to the UK to attend the graduation ceremony of her son.

Commission staff asked the first lady in a petition by her own son Abdualzeez Ganduje about allegations of land fraud.

A source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Kano governor’s wife was arrested on Monday evening, October 4th.

Before that Abdulazeez is said to have fled to Egypt with his family after uncovering his mother’s alleged corruption.

Abdulazeez had dragged his mother Hafsat Ganduje to the EFCC for alleged corruption. The governor’s son left the country immediately after filing the petition to avoid the “wrath of his parents”.