Officials of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arrested Umar Ibrahim-Rabagaddama, the immediate past Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of Zaria Local Government Council in Kaduna State, over alleged fake projects.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former council boss was invited to the Zaria Police Area Command for questioning by EFCC officials who came from Kano.
The officials, who refused to comment on Mr. Ibrahim-Rabagaddama’s case, went round the premises of the council headquarters to investigate the allegations levelled against him.
However, a reliable source, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the former chairman presented some documents to the EFCC officials, who were visibly unconvinced by his claims.
The source said that the arrest might not be unconnected with a petition written against the former chairman.
Prior to the arrest, speculations had been rife in Zaria that Mr. Ibrahim-Rabagaddama bought a mansion worth about N60 million.
His arrest came barely 12 days after he handed over the council’s leadership to the new council chairman who was elected in the Dec. 1 local government polls.
Some witnesses also told NAN that the EFCC officials later took the suspect to Kano for further interrogation.