Kwankwaso: EFCC detains former Kano Gov over alleged pension fraud

Kwankwaso: EFCC detains former Kano Gov over alleged pension fraud

Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano, has turned himself in for interrogation at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

The former governor and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited the EFCC office on Saturday, October 16, afternoon, a source revealed.

“Yes, he was here and was interrogated,” the source said.

Kwankwaso is said to be under investigation over a petition filed in 2015 by some workers and pensioners in the state who accused him of mismanaging pension remittances contributed between 2011 and 2015.

Kwankwaso spent a second term as governor of Kano from 2011 to 2015.

1st News had learned that EFCC sealed off one of his properties in Kano.

The property was said to have been sealed off as a result of a petition sent to the anti-graft agency by some family members of Ismaila Gwarzo, a former national security adviser during the late Sani Abacha administration.

Abdullahi Gwarzo, former managing director of the defunct Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) in Kano, allegedly sold the property to Kwankwaso but failed to remit the money to Gwarzo’s family.

The Kano state government had, earlier in the year, announced the scrapping of REMASAB; and said a private company would be engaged for refuse management.

Meanwhile, former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has stated that zoning must be written in the constitution; to sustain Nigeria.

Specifically, Shehu Sani made this call during an interview on Channels Television on Friday, October 15.

Equally important, the former lawmaker stated that the principles of fairness and equity must be incorporated in the constitution. Notably, he added that this is to ensure that no part of the country dominates another.

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He said, “I think to solve this problem, this needs to be clearly stated in our constitution…It should be written in the language that there would be no interpretation; whether it is Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and Ijaw.

“If the presidency is in the north for eight years, it should be in the south for eight years; so that there will be no need for a lawyer or legal luminary to explain this thing to us.”

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