Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, of shunned an invitation extended to her by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, to report for questioning, last week, over an alleged bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdualzeez, PremiumTimes is reporting.
Mrs Ganduje was invited to report last Thursday to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC. Abdulazeez had dragged his mum to the EFCC, sources familiar with the matter said to PremiumTimes suggesting a pattern of corruptly using family access to power for private enrichment.
According to sources who saw Abdulazeez’s petition, he reported that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least 35 million Naira as “facilitation commission”.
PremiumTimes reports that Abdulazeez said he paid the sum in dollars to his mother, Mrs Ganduje. “But three months later, (the property developer) discovered that the plots of land he wanted and had paid the first family for had been allocated to other buyers and he then requested to be refunded,” one source added.