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Why EFCC May Arrest Kwankwaso

Why EFCC May Arrest Kwankwaso

Dr Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso| Photo Source: BBC

The former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso may be arrested after shunning invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Kwankwaso was invited last week for questioning by the EFCC following allegations of diversion of public funds, abuse of public office and the illegal distribution of houses to his friends.

AllNews gathered that the former governor and PDP chieftain, kwankwaso, shunned invitation by the EFCC on Thursday at the Anti-graft headquarters in Abuja.

Sources from the EFCC warned that he might be arrested if he fails to answer the invitation.

The allegation against him is connected to the N10 billion pension remittance between 2011 and 2015.

This followed after a 2015 petition was signed by the Concerned Kano State Workers and Pensioners alleging that the Kano State Pension and Gratuity Law of 2007 was violated.

The petitioners alleged that the former governor had directed the use of pension remittance for housing development which was to favour the pensioners.

The contract was signed on a sharing ratio of 60:40 between Kano State Pension Trust Funds as the investors, Kano State Investment and Property Limited, and Kano State Housing Corporation Limited as developers.

They further stated that 1,579 houses were awarded for construction of ”Kwankwasiya, Amana, and Bandarawa Cities."

They added that the term of agreement was terminated as Kwankwaso allocated the houses to his friends.

They also alleged that the changes happened when kwankwaso left office in 2015.

Kwankwaso was the governor of Kano state from 2011 to 2015 for a second time after his first from 1999 to 2003.

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