Rabiu Kwankwaso, a two-term governor of Kano, represented Kano Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly’s upper chamber between 2011 and 2015.
When Ejes Gist News visited the area, one of those present when EFCC operatives arrived to seal off the building told our reporter that the sealing was in response to a petition sent to the commission by some members of the family of former National Security Adviser Ismaila Gwarzo.
According to him, family members claimed that Abdullahi Muazu Gwarzo (Baba Gandu), a former MD of Kano’s defunct REMASAB, sold the family’s property to Rabiu Kwankwaso and refused to remit the proceeds to the family.
“The sealing issue is a family matter involving members of Ismaila Gwarzo’s family, and Kwankwaso was only involved because he was a buyer of one of the properties,” the source said.
The EFCC has yet to comment on its latest action on the property but gathered the anti-graft agency was looking into the former governor over allegations of diversion of N3.08 billion in local government funds.
In a petition filed on behalf of Engineer Abubakar Maisha’ani and Alhaji Najumai Garba Kobo, Barrister Mustapha Danjuma claimed that Kwankwaso received N70 million from each of the 44 local government councils (a total of N3.08 billion) for his presidential primary in 2015.
In 2015, Kwankwaso ran for the APC presidential nomination but lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Rabiu Kwankwaso later switched allegiances to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed to Daily Trust that the commission was looking into the allegations in the petition.
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