Gov Ganduje’s wife arrested, detained by EFCC released on bail
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s wife, Hafsat, who was arrested on Monday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been released on bail, after a interrogation.
Mrs Ganduje was arrested by the EFCC following a petition written against her to the commission by her first son, Abdulaziz, alleging that she committed fraud in a land deal which he brought to her.
Abdulaziz had in the petition alleged 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 35 million Naira as “facilitation commission”.
“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,” but his mother failed to do so.
The Governor’s wife was detained on Monday evening for several hours at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja obviously spent the night at the EFCC office as she sighted at the office on Tuesday morning.
EFCC sources said that she was granted bail on Tuesday morning after meeting the bail conditions set by the EFCC and was received by her husband and other family members, before they all flew to Kano in a private jet.
It would be recalled that Abdulaziz reportedly fled the country with his wife and children after the petition ostensibly for fear of reprisal by his parents.