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Kano government to charge Ganduje, wife to court over misappropriation of funds

The Kano State Government is set to arraign Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor, Abdullahi Ganduje over alleged misappropriation of state funds and diversion of landed properties belonging to the state.

According to Daily Post, an arraignment summon it obtained, shows that Ganduje is to be arraigned alongside his wife, Hafsat, and six others on an eight-count charge bordering on alleged dollar bribery, as well as diversion and misappropriation of funds, including $413,000 and N1.38 billion.

Other respondents in the suit are Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd and Lesage General Enterprises.

The matter to be heard by Justice Malam Na’aba of the Kano State High Court has been fixed for 17th of April, 2024.

Kano government to charge Ganduje, wife to court over misappropriation of funds

In another news…

CorrectNG recalls that last year, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) revealed that ex-Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle was under investigation over the theft of over N70 billion from the state.

EFCC made the disclosure days after Matawalle publicly accused the anti-graft agency of bias and corrupt practices.

The commission stated that it tracked down more than 100 companies that received payments from the claimed funds but provided no evidence of service to the state.

A statement read in part; “The Commission would like to put the nation on notice to expect more of the kind of wild allegations made by Matawalle as those at the receiving end of EFCC’s investigations, fight viciously back.

“But the real issue with Matawalle is that he is being investigated by the EFCC, over allegations of monumental corruption, award of phantom contracts and diversion of over N70 Billion.

“They confirmed that they did not render any service to Zamafara state but were allegedly directed to convert the monies paid to them into United States Dollars and return to the State governor through some of his commissioners, notably the Commissioners in charge of Finance and Local Government Affairs.”