The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested the first lady of Kano state, Hafsat Ganduje over bribery and fraud allegations.
Mrs Ganduje was arrested after failing to honour EFCC’s invitation at the Abuja headquarters on September 13.
Information has it that she had travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of her son.
She was arrested on Monday evening and was still at EFCC headquarters as of 6 am on Tuesday, TheCable gathered.
Abdulazeez was said to have reported his mother to the commission for corruptly using family power and status for personal enrichment.
According to the report, Abdulazeez in his petition had stated that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least 35 million naira as a “facilitation commission”.
He was said to have paid the money to his mother.
“But three months later, the property developer discovered that the plots of land he wanted and had paid for had been allocated to other buyers. He then requested to be refunded,” according to a source.