The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son.
The arrest of Kano’s powerful first lady comes weeks after her failure to honour the anti-graft agency’s invitation.
Mrs Ganduje had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13, according to a report previously published by PREMIUM TIMES, but she did not appear and the EFCC then threatened to go after her.
Sources close to her later said she travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of her son.
Investigators are questioning Mrs Ganduje over allegations relating to land fraud in a petition by her own son, Abdualzeez Ganduje.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, a person, who has the knowledge of the arrest but asked not to be identified, said “she was arrested this (Monday) evening.”
Mrs Ganduje was still at EFCC headquarters as of 6a.m. on Monday.