By Ismail Auwal

Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has denied reports of being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged pension fraud.

Kwankwaso, while reacting to the rumour of his arrest, said that he visited the anti-graft agency to clear his name over some frivolous petition against him.

He also noted that he reported to the EFCC headquarters to give his own side of the story over the allegations, where he met with the officials of the anti-graft agency for some few hours.

He described the petition as “politically motivated, concocted by political opponents who are hell bent on embarrassing” him.

Kwankwaso, however,assured his well wishers that there is 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” he clarified.

It could be recalled that in 2015, some people sent a petition to EFCC over the manner Kwankwaso’s administration used part of the pension funds to expect the projects of Kwankwasiya, Amana and Bandirawo cities.

About 5 billion Naira of pension fund was used in the new cities project that cost the Kano state government about N40 billion.


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