Ex-Governor Nyako Turns Himself In, Gets Released From EFCC Custody

Ex-Governor Nyako Turns Himself In, Gets Released From EFCC Custody

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Murtala Nyako, the former Governor of Adamawa state who returned to Nigeria after he had exiled himself to Europe after he was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on  Monday, June 1, 2015 voluntarily went to the the office of the anti-graft agency.

Nyako faced allegations of theft, fraud and money laundering by the commission but he claimed that the charges were politically motivated while he was leaving the country.

Following the swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 29, 2015 Nyako, who was once a colleague in the army with President Buhari returned on Saturday, May 30, 2015 and was received by several senators including one of the contenders for the Senate Presidency, Bukola Saraki and Danjuma Goje.

Murtala Nyako surprisingly turned himself in to the EFCC on Monday, June 1, 2015 with the hope that he will be released in time to attend a rally being put together by his supporters.

According to reports, Nyako was interrogated for several hours by the anti-graft commission before he was released.

Wilson Uwujaren, the Spokesperson to the EFCC, stated Nyako was released due to the fact that his health and age had diminished, and also for “administrative basis”.


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