EFCC Arrests Wife of Northern Governor Over Allegations of Fraud And Bribery

EFCC Arrests Wife of Northern Governor Over Allegations of Fraud And Bribery

  • Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's wife and the first lady of Kano state, Hafsat Ganduje has been arrested by the EFCC
  • According to the report, her arrest had to do with the bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdulazeez Ganduje
  • The wife of the governor refused to honour the invitation extended to her by the anti-graft agency to report for questioning after Abdulazeez filed a complaint

A report by Premium Times indicates that Hajia Hafsat Ganduje, the first lady of Kano state has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was picked up weeks after her failure to honour the agency’s invitation over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdulazeez Ganduje.

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Hafsat Ganduje, First Lady of Kano State, has been arrested by EFCC. Photo credit: Kano state government
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EFCC had earlier asked the first lady to report to its Abuja headquarters on September 13, however, she failed to appear and the commission then threatened to arrest her.

Sources close to Ganduje's wife noted that she travelled to the UK to attend the graduation ceremony of her son.

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Operatives of the commission questioned the first lady over allegations relating to land fraud in a petition by her own son, Abdualzeez Ganduje, Daily Trust.

A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the wife to the Kano state governor was arrested on Monday evening, October 4.

Abdulazeez Ganduje reportedly flees to Egypt after reporting mother to EFCC

Earlier, Abdulazeez Ganduje, the first son of Governor Ganduje, was reported to have fled to Egypt with his family after exposing his mother’s alleged corruption.

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Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, 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.”

ICPC wars against political corruption in the polity

Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has declared that political corruption is punishable under the electoral act.

This was stated by the ICPC chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasonye (SAN), who was represented by Mohammed Ashiru Baba; director, public enlightenment and education, ICPC at a town hall meeting recently in Abuja.

The theme of the event attended by a Legit.ng reporter, was Building Community Resilience Against Electoral Corruption to Promote Good Governance.

Source: Legit.ng News

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