A former governor of Nassarawa state, Tanko Al-Makura has been arrested by the Economic and Financial crimes commission, EFCC.
According to PremiumTimes, Al-Makura was allegedly arrested alongside his wife, Mairo by EFCC operatives.
Citing anonymous sources, the newspaper added that the couples were being grilled by operatives of the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Abuja. POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the arrest has to do with suspected money laundering.
A source disclose that 55 bank accounts were being controlled by the couple and their companies were involved in several suspicious transactions, amounting to billions of naira, when Al-Makura was the governor of Nasarawa State between 2011 and 2019.
It was learned that shortly after Al-Makura became governor, huge sums of money were being funnelled through some of the accounts in a structured pattern. It was also discovered that there were huge transfers into a company owned by Mr Al-Makura and his wife by the state government.
The reason for those transactions were not explained.
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