EFCC arrests former governor of Jigawa state Saminu Turaki

EFCC arrests former governor of Jigawa state Saminu Turaki

- Former governor of Taraba state, Saminu Turaki, is being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly mismanaging Jigawa state’s fund

- Saminu Turaki will be in EFCC detention until the date of the next court sitting

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former governor of Jigawa state, Saminu Turaki, for evading court appearance.

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Turaki who is facing prosecution for allegedly mismanaging Jigawa state’s funds during his tenure as governor was arrested on Tuesday, July 4, Premium Times reports.

A source working with the anti-graft agency said the former governor was arrested for evading court appearance for his prosecution following which the court issued an arrest warrant.

The EFCC source said Turaki won’t be released until the date of the next court sitting when he’ll be taken to court.

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Meanwhile, a report by TransparencIT Nigeria has listed some of the corruption-related court cases coming up Tuesday, July 4.

On the list are 3 former governors, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state, Jolly Nyame of Taraba state and Rasheed Ladoja of Oyo state.

Also due for appearance in court today are former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, the former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh and the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.

All the cases listed are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission.

Watch as the EFCC organised a march tagged ‘walk against corruption’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Source: Naij.com

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