Embattled former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he was neither under house arrest nor invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Kwankwaso made the clarification in a statement in Abuja by his Principal Private Secretary, Muhhamad Inuwa Ali, against the backdrop of rumours that he had gone into hiding, following the commencement of a probe into the management of N2billion pension cash while in office.
The statement said, “To set the record straight, Sen. Kwankwaso was not invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, nor was he ever placed under house arrest or prevented from discharging his legislative or personal duties by any agency.
“As a distinguished legislator, he is ever willing and ready to support and strengthen our anti-graft agencies in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
“The attention of His Excellency, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, was drawn by some of his political supporters in Kano regarding a libelous and unfounded petition against his person before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by his political opponents sometimes in May 2015. “The supporters sought for the distinguished Senator’s permission to institute legal action against the said petitioners to which he consented.
“But to the distinguished Senator’s surprise, the supporters and their lawyers instituted an action against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission instead of restricting the case to be against the petitioners (our political opponents).
“Conversely, Sen. Kwankwaso has instructed his supporters and their lawyers to discontinue the matter against the EFCC with immediate effect, while the unfounded libelous case against his person will continue.”

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