Former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has dismissed reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement of pension funds, describing the reports as false.
Kwankwaso said he personally reported at the commission’s headquarters on Saturday to set the record straight over the allegations and met with officials of the anti-graft agency for some hours.
A statement issued the Coordinator of Kwankwaso Media Centre, Malam Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, and made available to journalists on Sunday, said that Kwankwaso was invited by the commission in September over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.
According to the statement, Kwankwaso went to the commission’s office on his own volition to give his own side of the story over the allegations.
He said the petition was “politically motivated”.
“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 said.