By John Ikani
Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son.
The arrest comes weeks after her failure to honor the anti-graft agency’s invitation.
Investigators are questioning Mrs Ganduje over allegations relating to land fraud in a petition by her own son, Abdualzeez Ganduje.
A person, who has the knowledge of the arrest but asked not to be identified, said “she was arrested this (Monday) evening.”
According to the petition seen by sources, Abdulazeez said he was approached by a property developer to facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars as 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,” one source added.
Abdulazeez said his mother refused to honor the request, straining the relationship between him and the developer.
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