Kano state governor’s son drags mother to EFCC over alleged fraud

Kano state governor’s son drags mother to EFCC over alleged fraud

Abdulazeez Ganduje, son of Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, has reportedly dragged his mother and the first lady of the state, Hafsat Ganduje,

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Abdulazeez Ganduje, son of Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, has reportedly dragged his mother and the first lady of the state, Hafsat Ganduje, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of fraud.

Mrs. Ganduje was invited to report last Thursday to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC for questioning but she turned down the invitation. Abdulazeez had allegedly dragged his mum to the EFCC for using family access to power for private enrichment.

Abdulazeez reported to the anti-graft agency 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.”  It was alleged that 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,” a source was quoted as saying.

Abdulazeez has struggled to untangle himself from the public perception that he is a corrupt public servant since 2018 when a series of videos showed the governor (his father) collecting money from a government contractor.

EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, is yet to officially comment on the matter.