According to reports, Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has been held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a bribery and land fraud allegation brought by her son, Abdulazeez Ganduje.
According to Premiumtimes, Mrs Ganduje was called to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13 but did not show up, causing the EFCC to threaten her imprisonment. According to people close to her, she was in the United Kingdom at the time to attend a graduation ceremony for one of her other children.
A witness whose identity was not disclosed, revealed that “she was arrested this (Monday) evening.”
According to sources familiar with the situation, Abdulazeez had dragged his mother, Hafsat Ganduje, to the EFCC, showing a pattern of abusing family power for personal benefit.
People who have an understanding of Abdulazeez’s petition claimed that he was approached by a property developer who asked him to help him buy multiple land plots in Kano for hundreds of thousands of dollars plus a “facilitation commission” of at least 35 million Naira.
According to the petition, Abdulazeez revealed 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,” Premiumtimes quotes the source as he reveals.