Thursday, 6 April 2017

EFCC detains Former Niger State Gov., Babangida Aliyu Muazu

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 Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is holding former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu for questioning over allegations of abuse of office and money laundering.

The former governor was invited by the EFCC on Tuesday to respond to the allegations and he had faced many hours of interrogations by a crack team in the EFCC, The Nation reported.
According to a source in the anti-graft agency:

 “Specifically, the Chief Servant, as he was called in his days as governor, is alleged to have diverted N2 billion Ecological Funds for political purposes.

“He is also alleged to have fraudulently sold the state’s stake in North South Power, the holding company for Kainji Dam. About 16 per cent of the state’s 26 per cent shares in the company was sold for N3.6 billion.

“Of this, N1.090 billion was paid to the Government House and used for the 2015 elections, where Aliyu’s protégé, Nasko, ran unsuccessfully as…


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