Former governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has denied news reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, stressing that he personally went to the commission’s office to clear his name over some frivolous petition against him.
Kwankwaso said he was at the commission headquarters, on Saturday to give his own side of the story over the allegations, adding that he personally reported to EFCC, where he met with the officials of the anti graft agency for some few hours.
This was contained in a statement issued by the media office of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on Sunday and sent to Solacebase.
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was earlier invited by the anti-graft commission in September over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies, but failed to honour the invitation.
However, the former governor of Kano State was quizzed for several hours on Saturday which was reported in the media , though the former Defence Minister denied been arrested but went to the commission willingly.
The former governor was alleged to have mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies, according to petitions with the EFCC.
Solacebase reports that Senator Kwankwaso described the petition as politically motivated concocted by political opponents who are bent on embarrassing him, saying there was no iota of truth on the whole allegation.
“The rumour of my arrest is false and baseless. As a law abiding and respected citizen, I personally visited the commission on Saturday in order to clear my name and exactly that’s what happened”.
“I met with them, the officials of EFCC and told them that I came to clear my name over a petition written since 2015 against me. I provided answers to all the questions raised by the officials” the former governor said.