EFCC Arrests Former Sokoto Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa

Channels Television  
Updated December 1, 2015

BafarawaFormer Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, has been picked up by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He is being questioned for his alleged role in transferring money from the office of the National Security Adviser, between December 2014 and May 2015.

This is coming just as the former Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, is spending his second day with the EFCC.

Ambassador Yuguda is being quizzed for allegedly receiving suspicious payments from the office of the former NSA. The former NSA is being investigated over two billion dollar arms deal.

Some of the monies allegedly traced to Ambassador Yuguda include 1.2 billion naira paid to him for unclear reasons.

He is alleged to have also received 775 million naira from the office of the Accountant General and another 1.275 billion naira from Stallion Group.