28th May, 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto zonal office, on Tuesday arrested one suspected politician with N60, 000, 000 in cash(about $200,000) following intelligent report of his suspicious money laundering activities.
The suspect Murtala Muhammad who is alleged to be a brother to Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, was arrested at No.145 Igala Hausing Estate, Off Byepass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State, by the operatives of the Commission.
Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include: one Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with registration number DKA 67 PX Kaduna loaded with 4 bags of Ghana Must go containing One Thousand Naira Note of N15 million each, totalling N60 million; one single barrel gun; One locally made Revolve Pistol, 25 rounds of cartridges and 12 rounds of 12.9mm live ammunition.
According to the EFCC, he would be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.
*Correction made on earlier post: Murtala Muhammad, the suspect, is a relation of Secretary to the government of Zamfara, not Sokoto.