By Chioma Iruke
A son of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has reported his mother to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly defrauding him
Hafsat Ganduje, the wife the governor, however shunned the invitation extended to her by the anti-graft agency to report for questioning, last week, over an alleged bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdualzeez.
Mrs Ganduje was invited to report last Thursday to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC, after sources familiar with the matter suggested a pattern of corruptly using family access to power for private enrichment.
According to sources who saw Abdulazeez’s petition, he reported 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 N35million as “facilitation commission”.
Abdulazeez said he paid the sum in dollars to his mother, Mrs Ganduje. “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,” the source added.