By Ismail Auwal

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC quizzed the wife of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Hafsat Ganduje, over her son’s report on alleged land fraud.

According to a report by PREMIUM TIMES Hafsa Ganduje “was arrested this (Monday) evening.”

It will be recalled that her first son Abdulaziz Ganduje has dragged her to EFCC in connection with land dispute.

According Abdulazeez’s petition, 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”.

PREMIUM TIMES further learnt 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.

There are several allegations against the Kano first family over land racketeering. And just recently, an Islamic scholar Sheikh Tijjani Bala Kalarawi resigned his membership of  Fagge Jumaat mosque trustees committee in protest against how the mosque’s land was sold for commercial activities.


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