EFCC arrests ex-Jigawa Governor, Saminu Turaki

Saminu Turaki [Photo: Pulse.ng]
Saminu Turaki [Photo: Pulse.ng]

A former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, has been arrested by officials of the anti-graft agency, EFCC.

Mr. Turaki is being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly mismanaging Jigawa state’s funds while he held sway as governor.

An EFCC source, who confirmed the arrest to PREMIUM TIMES said Mr. Turaki has been evading court appearance for his prosecution following which the court issued an arrest warrant.

He won’t be released until the date of the next court sitting when he’ll be taken to court, the source said.

Details later…


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  • Mamman Bako

    Efcc will get nothing from him, this man is now very broke!

    • raji

      But we prison where he can serve his jail term

  • Tommy Soto

    Fair warning to the governors ready to chop the second tranche of Paris Club funds.

  • A Aminu

    Discussants should hail the EFCC for finally arresting this vip criminal. He was arrested and admitted to bail, which is his constitutional right. He failed to appear at the various court sittings for the past two years.
    It is not the business of the EFCC if he fails to attend court sessions, rather that of the court that admitted him to bail. The court he compromised, because ordinarily, the bail terms should have been enforced. The person who bailed him be held in his stead.
    That was not done for more than two years. The EFCC must be commended for being serious with the corruption war. This time around the terms will be strict if at all he would be granted any bail.