EFCC arrests Kano speaker, 10 others

Kano House of Assembly in session

Kano House of Assembly in session

MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano

Authorities of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday invited 11 principal officers of Kano State House of Assembly, including the Speaker, Alhaji Gambo Sallau for interrogation over alleged financial misappropriation.

In a letter dated Monday 23, 2013, signed by EFCC’s Head of Operations in Kano, Ishaq Salihu, EFCC stated that it was investigating a case involving the affected Kano lawmakers.

The letter was addressed to the Clerk of the House, also among those invited for interrogation.

EFCC in the letter requested the clerk to release the members for interview by the under signed officer.

Kano House of Assembly: speaker, 10 others arrested
Kano House of Assembly: speaker, 10 others arrested

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‘’In view of this, you are requested to release them (Officers) to be interviewed by the under signed at No. 2 Hajj Camp Road, Kano today, December 23, 2013 by 10:00 am prompt,” the letter stated.

The letter with reference number CR:3000/EFCC/KNZ/EG/TA/VOL.10/123 listed the affected officers as: Alhaji Gambo Sallau, Speaker, Isiyaku Ali Danja, Deputy Speaker, Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip and the Majority Leader.

Others were Deputy Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Chairman House Committee on Appropriation, Chairman Committee on Finance and Clerk of the House.

P.M.NEWS, however, learnt that all the Kano lawmakers under the EFCC custody have already been moved to Abuja.