EFCC Declares Multi-Billionaire APC Senatorial Candidate Wanted Over $1.3m Fraud

EFCC Declares Multi-Billionaire APC Senatorial Candidate Wanted Over $1.3m Fraud

  • Abdulsalami Abdulkarim, popularly known as Zaura, a business tycoon and APC Kano central senatorial candidate, has been declared wanted by the EFCC over a $1.3m fraud
  • Ahmed Arogha, the commission's lawyer, said on Monday that the commission is looking for the billionaire and would be arrested anywhere he is found
  • Zaura has been asked to appear before the federal high court in Kano to answer questions on the allegation that he defrauded a Kuwait citizen when he posed as an estate agent in Dubai and other Arab countries

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Kano, Kano - Abdulsalam Abdulkarim, a multi-billionaire senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Kano central, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC lawyer, Ahmed Arogha, at the premises of the federal high court in Kano, disclosed that the anti-graft agency is looking for Abdulkarim over alleged $1,320,000 fraud, Independent Nigeria reported.

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EFCC launches manhunts for Kano business tycoon, Zaura Photo Credit: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC
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All you need to know about Kano business tycoon, Zaura, EFCC declared wanted

Arogha on Monday, December 5, said the commission is "looking for him" and vowed that he would be arrested "wherever he is".

The legal practitioner made the disclosure shortly after the court failed to sit because of the absence of the presiding judge.

Abdulkarim, who is popularly referred to as Zaura, will be arrested anytime, anywhere the commission sees him, the lawyer said.

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The commission made the pronouncement after Zaura moved to halt his trial at the federal high court, which suffered a setback at the apex court.

The supreme court had ruled that the business tycoon and politician should make himself before the federal high court in Kano to answer criminal charges the EFCC had filed against him.

The anti-graft agency had alleged that Zaura defrauded a Kuwaiti Citizen of the sum of $1,320,000 under the pretext that he was an estate agent in Dubai, Kuwait and other Arab countries.

Naira Redesign: EFCC boss reveals governors planning to pay workers' salaries in cash

Legit.ng earlier reported that EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that about three sitting governors in Nigeria are planning to pay their state workers' salaries in cash.

Bawa, who refused to disclose the identity of the governors, maintained that 2 of them are from the north while one other is from the southern part of the country.

The EFCC boss said many governors have stashed some money in different buildings across the country and are finding ways to return them to the system.

Source: Legit.ng

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