Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje’s wife, Hafsat Ganduje, shunned an invitation extended to her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to report for questioning, last week, over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdualzeez.
According to Premium Times, Mrs Ganduje was asked by the anti-graft agency to report last Thursday to its Abuja headquarters.
Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, Hafsat Ganduje, to the EFCC, sources familiar with the matter said.
Governor Ganduje, had previously been involved in a corruption-related scandal.
Abdulazeez reported to the EFCC that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least N35million as “facilitation commission.”
It was further learnt that Abdulazeez said 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,” a source was quoted as saying.
A spokesperson for Kano State Government, Mohammed Garba when asked to comment on the matter said, “I am not aware”.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, did not comment on the matter as at presstime on Monday.