EFFC Arrests Former Zamfara Governor Shinkafi In Kaduna

EFFC Arrests Former Zamfara Governor Shinkafi In Kaduna

By Wires Editor | The Trent on October 20, 2019
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Segun Soewu
Officers of the EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Operatives have arrested a former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi.

The EFCC operatives stormed Mr. Shinkafi’s Nagogo Street residence in Kaduna around 1 pm on Friday, October 18, 2019, and whisked him away.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that a family member of Shinkafi who preferred not to be named confirmed the arrest, saying that his family does not know where Mr Shinkafi was taken to.

Aliyu Shinkafi, Bashir Yuguda
Aliyu Shinkafi, a former governor of Zamfara

When contacted, the spokesman for the EFCC said he needed time to verify before responding to the issue. “Let me verify and get back to you,” he said.

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the EFCC presented three more witnesses in the ongoing trial of former finance minister Bashir Yuguda, former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, Aminu Ahmed Nahuche and Ibrahim Mallaha before Fatima Aminu, a justice of the Federal High Court, Gusau.

The quartet is being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly collecting the sum of N450 million from the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke for the purpose of influencing the 2015 general elections.

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