Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son.
According to a report by Premium Times, the Kano first lady was arrested based on a petition Abdulazeez, one of her sons, wrote against her.
In his petition, Abdulazeez, the governor’s son, had said he was approached by a property developer to facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars as commission.
He said three months later, the property developer discovered that the plots of land he paid for had been allocated to other buyers and he requested for refund.
Abdulazeez said the mother refused to honour the request, straining the relationship between him and the developer.
He was said to have fled abroad after filing the petition which was widely reported in the media.
The anti-graft agency had summoned the Kano first lady but she was said to have refused to honour the invitation.
An official of the EFCC disclosed on Tuesday morning that Ganduje’s wife was picked up following her rejection to honour the invitation extended to her.
The senior official noted that she was quizzed immediately after her arrest Monday evening by the crack detective team of the anti-graft agency, adding that she would continue to respond to queries in relation to the subject matter on Tuesday at the commission’s headquarters.
More to come…