The wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Hafsat, has been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdulazeez.
Premium Times gathered that Hafsat Ganduje was arrested after failing to honour the anti-graft agency’s invitation.
She had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13 but she did not appear as she travelled to the United Kingdom to attend the graduation ceremony of her youngest son.
Abdulazeez Ganduje reported to the anti-graft agency that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least N35 million as “facilitation commission.”
It was further learnt that Abdulazeez said he paid the sum in dollars to his mother, Hafsat.
“But three months later, (the property developer) discovered that the plots of land he wanted and had paid the first family for had been allocated to other buyers and he then requested to be refunded,” a source at the EFCC told Premium Times.