The wife of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Hafsat Ganduje has been arrested by the EFCC over a reported case of bribery and land fraud exposed by her son. Hafsat had failed to appear before the anti-graft agency weeks after her invitation.
She did not appear at the invitation of the EFCC on September 13 but close associates claim she had traveled to the UK at that time to attend her son's graduation.
Investigators are questioning Mrs Ganduje over allegations relating to land fraud in a petition by her own son, Abdualzeez Ganduje. She was arrested on Monday.
Abdulazeez 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”. The money was paid into her mother's account in dollars.
However, according to a source familiar with the matter, three months later, the property developer discovered that the plots of land he wanted and had paid for had been allocated to other buyers and he then requested to be refunded.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.