- The EFCC has shed light on why it arrested Ismail Umaru Dikko, one of the top appointees of Governor El-Rufai, on Monday, October 11
- Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesman, said Dikko who is the DG of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency was "invited" for some regulatory issues
- The EFCC's spokesman further clarified that Dikko's issue with the anti-graft agency was not about fraud
Kaduna state - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives arrested Ismail Umaru Dikko, the director-general of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA), over some regulatory issues at the agency.
Legit.ng gathers that the EFCC spokesman, however, did not give further details on the regulatory issues.
He noted that the issues Dikko was arrested for had been resolved.
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“He was invited not for fraud but some regulatory issues with his agency which has been resolved."
Legit.ng earlier reported that some operatives of the anti-graft agency, on Monday morning, October 11, stormed the headquarters of KASUPDA and whisked away Dikko in a black Hilux Toyota vehicle to the Kaduna zonal office of the commission
Why Governor Ganduje's wife was arrested - EFCC
In a related development, the EFCC has explained why it arrested Professor Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
An operative of the antigraft agency disclosed on condition of anonymity that the Kano governor's wife was arrested for interrogation because she refused to honour an earlier invitation.
However, Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, a social media aide to the governor, denied the claim that Kano first lady was arrested by the EFCC. On his Facebook page, Ibrahim asserted that the governor travelled to Abuja for a meeting with his wife and that the duo returned on Tuesday, October 5, to preside at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting.
Former governor placed on EFCC watchlist
In other news, Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers state, has been placed on the watchlist of the EFCC.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) revealed this on Wednesday, September 15, in response to a suit filed by the former governor in a Federal High Court, Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that Odili was challenging the seizure of his international passport by the NIS. When the matter was called on Wednesday, counsel to the NIS, Jimoh Adamu, informed the court that he had just filed a counter-affidavit to oppose the former governor’s suit.