Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano State, was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, October 16 on charges of abuse of authority, misappropriation of public funds, and illegal allotment of government properties to associates.
The EFCC first summoned the Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in September, but he apparently did not show up.
Kwankwanso may have been invited in connection with a petition by some retired Kano State Government employees, according to a source close to the lawmaker.
The retired employees claimed that between 2011 and 2015, the former governor mishandled N10 billion in pension transfers to bankroll a home project for his cronies.
In other news, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has disputed accusations that it ordered a sit-at-home order for its leader on the 18th, 19th, and 21st of October, the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.
IPOB advised those behind the rumor to reconsider their actions and avoid destroying its image in a statement made by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful. Except on October 21, when its head was scheduled to appear in court, the group maintained it did not issue any sit-at-home orders.
The statement in part reads
“Our attention has been drawn to the fabricated statement being circulated by mischief makers and paid agents of darkness that IPOB had directed Biafrans to sit-at-home Monday, October 18; Tuesday, October 19; and Thursday, October 21 for our leader, and One year anniversary of#EndSARS protest.
We want to make it categorically clear that the above purported statement did not emanate from IPOB, and we completely dissociate with such falsehood. IPOB did not issue any sit-at-home except on October 21 when our leader is expected to appear in court.
We, therefore, urge members of the public to ignore the purported statement and utter falsehood being peddled by paid agents of the government to create confusion and demarket IPOB. Their intension is to portray IPOB as a violent and insensitive movement but we know their antics, and shall beat them to it.
For the sake of clarity, IPOB has not called for any sit-at-home except on Thursday, October 21 when our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will appear in court in Abuja. Biafrans will solidarise with him by staying indoors on that day because we are all in the struggle together. He did nothing to deserve any persecution by the federal government.
As a responsible and responsive movement, we stopped Monday Sit-at-homes in the interest of our people. When we discovered that hooligans and paid agents of death wanted to hijack the opportunity to unleash mayhem on our people are cleverly blame it on IPOB, we stopped it. So, anybody sitting at home on Mondays does so out of ones volition and not on the orders of IPOB.
We also urge the general public to ignore the fake news that our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU has been taken away by foreign government.”
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