Hafsat Ganduje, wife of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has returned to the state, after interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Hafsat was grilled by operatives of the anti-graft agency over a petition written by her son.
In the petition, Abdulazeez had said he facilitated the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano but it was later discovered that the land had been paid for while his mother refused to honour the developer’s request for refund.The son was said to have fled abroad after filing the petition which was widely reported in the media.
The anti-graft agency had summoned the first lady of Kano State but she was said to have refused to honour the invitation.
Ganduje’s wife was picked up following her refusal to honour the invitation extended to her, it was gathered.
After being grilled at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, she flew back to Kano from Abuja in what looked like a private jet.
Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, a social media aide to the governor, shared a picture of the moment the Kano State first lady arrived at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Tuesday.
Dressed in a native attire, the governor’s wife was accompanied by one of her aides.
Kano govt denies reports of arrest
Meanwhile, the Kano State Government has denied reports of the first lady’s arrest.
In a statement, the state’s Commissioner of Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, said the reports of arrest were unfounded.
He said the stories could not be attributed to any credible source.
“The Kano State Government has dispelled as mere rumours being peddled by mischief makers that wife to the governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“The content of the unfounded story could not be attributed to any credible source such as the purported arresting agency, the EFCC.
“It is most unfortunate, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC
“The governor’s wife has not been arrested or detained and she is presently discharging her responsibilities,” the commissioner said.
He called on residents of the state to disregard the rumour and also remain calm.