Wednesday, October 20, 2021

EFCC releases Kano gov’s wife, Hafsat Ganduje, from custody

Hafsat Umar Ganduje, wife of Kano state Governor, has regained freedom, after allegedly quizzed for over five hours by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Dr. Hafsat Ganduje, who was compelled to report herself to EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Sunday, was quizzed for hours over alleged involvement in a land scandal.
Hafsat had earlier ignored the EFCC’s invitation following the petition filed against by her first son, Abdulzeez Ganduje.

The governor’s wife, who was drilled over alleged illegal hijack of land property worth billions of naira, was granted an administrative bill under the influence of her husband.

Governor Ganduje, who accompanied his wife to the EFCC headquarters, was said to have influenced her release on Tuesday morning.

The Governor and his wife returned to Kano through Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano Tuesday morning.

Abdulzeez had dragged his mother Hafsat Ganduje to the EFCC, over a property which he claimed the mother used her access to power to enrich herself.

Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, a social media aide to the governor, shared a picture of the moment Kano State first lady landed at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Tuesday morning.

Dressed in a native attire, the governor’s wife was accompanied by one of her aides.

Meanwhile the Kano state government has denied reports of the first lady’s arrest.

In a statement, the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said the reports of the arrest were unfounded.

He said the stories could not be attributed to any credible source.

“The Kano state government has dispelled as mere rumours being peddled by mischief makers that wife to the governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”

“The commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba expressed regrets that the content of the unfounded story could not be attributed to any credible source such as the purported arresting agency, the EFCC.

“He pointed out that most unfortunately, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC

“Malam Garba said the governor’s wife has not been arrested or detained and she is presently discharging her responsibilities

“The commissioner called on the good people of Kano state to disregard the rumour and also remain calm.”

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