2019 Build-up: EFCC to invite Kwankwaso over Fraud
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2019 Build-up: EFCC to invite Kwankwaso over Fraud

Dumebi Ifeanyi




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is set to invite a former governor of Kano state and serving senator, Rabiu Kwakwaso over allegations of money laundering and mismanagement of state funds during his tenure as governor.

Kwakwaso, a chieftain of the APC is expected to properly defend himself against this allegations. PoliticsNGR gathered that a dependable source within the EFCC said that the anti-graft commission is currently carrying out investigations into several petitions brought against the Senator in 2015.

Kwankwaso’s invitation would be based on a petition brought before the commission and signed by one Barrister Mustapha Danjuma and co. on behalf of Engineer Abubakar Maisha’ani and Alhaji Najumai Garba Kobo.

In the petition dated May 27, 2015, Kwankwaso reportedly received contributions of N70 million from each of the 44 local government councils (totalling N3.08billion) towards his presidential primaries in 2015.

The source EFCC source revealed that investigations into this and other petitions were ongoing to trace where these funds were deposited.

Confirming the report, spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that the commission was investigating allegations against the Senator.

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Updated on February 8, 2019 at 11:56 am