EFCC quizzes ex-Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso over alleged fraud


A worn governor of Kano Disclose, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Saturday, turned himself in for interrogation by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Price (EFCC), PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

This got here weeks after this newspaper reported how the head member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shunned outdated invitations by the anti-corruption agency.

His resolution to flip himself in may possibly well even have been made to avert possible arrest which our reporter learnt was as soon as being deliberate by the payment.

Top EFCC officers, who requested no longer to be named because they had no permission to talk on the subject, told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Kwankwaso arrived on the headquarters of the payment in Abuja sooner than midday on Saturday.

“This was as soon as after repeated invitations no longer honoured by him,” one of many sources acknowledged.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, may possibly well no longer be straight away reached for comments.

A terminate aide, who in most cases speaks for Mr Kwankwaso, acknowledged he would get back to our reporter, but had yet to invent in explain of the time of submitting this legend.


PREMIUM TIMES had reported that the worn governor was as soon as being investigated over a 2015 petition by Concerned Kano Disclose Staff and Pensioners, who alleged that he violated the Kano Disclose Pension and Gratuity Laws of 2007 within the administration of pension remittances amounting to about N10 billion contributed between 2011 and 2015.

Mr Kwankwaso, earlier governed Kano Disclose between 1999 and 2003, sooner than he returned for his 2nd timeframe from 2011 to 2015.

The 64-year-frail moreover served because the senator representing Kano Central between 2015 and 2019.

Based entirely mostly on the petitioners, Mr Kwankwaso had directed that pension remittances be used for housing trend, largely to favour the pensioners.

A tripartite deal was as soon as later reached between Kano Disclose Pension Belief Funds because the merchants and Kano Disclose Funding and Property Restricted and Kano Disclose Housing Company Restricted as builders on a 60: 40 sharing ratio.

However, after contracts for the building of 1,579 homes have been awarded for the trend of ” Kwankwasiya, Amana, and Bandarawa Cities”, the petitioners alleged, Mr Kwankwaso “manipulated” the direction of to forestall the timeframe of the settlement and made outright allocations in favour of his aide and cronies.

The alleged manipulation came about in Could possibly also simply 2015, the month Mr Kwankwaso left region of labor as Kano’s governor.

Mr Kwankwaso is no longer the entirely politically exposed one that shunned an invitation by the EFCC final week, findings by this newspaper demonstrate.

As of the time of submitting this legend, Mr Kwankwaso had been grilled for hours by EFCC operatives.

It’s no longer sure yet if he’s going to be released on bail or circulation the evening in custody.

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