EFCC release Kano first lady, Hafsat Ganduje on bail, over land fraud allegation
Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of the governor Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released on bail, following arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Prof. Hafsat Ganduje was arrested and detained on Monday evening for several hours at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency, EFCC in Abuja over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son.
The arrest comes weeks after her failure to honour the anti-graft agency’s invitation to Abuja headquarters on September 13, 2021.
According to a report by Premium Times, it was learnt that the EFCC then threatened to arrest her after failing to comply with the invitation. However, a close source revealed that she travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of her son.
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 on Monday evening.”
Mrs Ganduje was still at EFCC headquarters by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, this newspaper learnt.