The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on Wednesday detained a former Kano state governor Ibrahim Shekarau, former Foreign Affairs Minister Aminu Wali and former Commissioner in Kano Engr. Mansur Ahmed.
A reliable source at the EFCC Zonal office in Kano informed Solacebase as at 9.30pm on Wednesday night that the trio are in the custody of the anti-graft body ahead of their trial tomorrow at a Federal High Court in Kano on charges of money laundering.
Although there was commotion at the Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as supporters of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau attempted to block his rescheduled visit to the office.
Hundreds of supporters of the former Education Minister thronged the Hajj Camp Road offices of the anti-graft agency to protest what they called “persecution” by the agency.
Ibrahim Shekarau arrived the area around 4p.m, as scheduled, but was however blocked from gaining entrance into the commission’s premises.
The overwhelming crowd almost overpowered security personnel on duty, who had to call for reinforcement from sister security organisations.
On Tuesday, Ibrahim Shekarau’s Media Assistant, Sule Ya’u Sule, alleged that the former governor was being persecuted by the agency for his criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The EFCC in a statement Wednesday said it had concluded arrangement to arraign Ibrahim Shekarau alongside three others before a Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday.
Ibrahim Shekarau will be charged alongside, Aminu Wali and Mansur Ahmed for allegedly conniving to collect N950 million part of the $115 million allegedly distributed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general election, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said in the statement.