The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Usman Dakingari, a former governor of Kebbi state over allegations that he laundered N3.8billion from the state.
Sahara Reporters reports that he was detained around 10a.m. at the EFCC headquarters and is currently undergoing interrogation at the hands of EFCC investigators.
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Dakingari was elected governor of Kebbi state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007.
He is an in-law to late Nigerian president, Umaru Musa Yar’dua.
Recently, Dakingari’s wife, Zainab had been arrested by the EFCC. She was accused of laundering N2billion for her husband.
Last week, the EFCC invited the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio for questioning. He was summoned on Friday, October 18, over a petition alleging that he stole the sum of N108 billion state fund, but he was later released. He returned the next day accompanied by his counsel, Rikey Tarfa and some aides for another questioning.
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