Speaker and others in EFCC net

Posted On 24 Dec 2013
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imageThe Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Gambo Sallau, the clerk and nine lawmakers who were earlier arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Kano, have been moved to Abuja for further investigations.

Our correspondent reliably gather that the lawmakers were arrested over allegations of abuse of Kano State Government funds following a
petition by some indigenes of the state the alleging that the N25 billion approved under the state’s 2013 supplementary appropriation law was fraud.

The source said, “The supplementary appropriation was to be backdated and used as smokescreen to cover some unauthorised usage of state funds by Kwankwaso.”

Meanwhile the EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, had said the lawmakers were invited by the commission to answer questions following a petition against them.

“It is true they were invited for questioning in respect of a petition against them for abuse of supplementary processes,” he said.

Mr. Uwujaren said the Speaker and the other officials responded to the Commission’s invitation on Monday at its Kano Office.

He also confirmed that the affected lawmakers were being transferred to the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja since the petition against them was received in Abuja.

However, Kano state Governor Rabiu kwankwaso has condemned the arrest of the legislators and warned EfCC not to become political tool for hunting oppositions.

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