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Money Laundering: Ex Kaduna governor, others detained by EFCC

A former governor of Kaduna State, Mr Ramalan Yero has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The former governor was detained alongside Mr Haruna Gaiya, another former Kaduna Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman.

They have been under investigation by EFCC since 2016, for the role they played in the disbursement of the N750 million PDP campaign fund before the 2015 general election.

Also in the list of suspects detained on Wednesday was a former Minister of State for Power, Mr. Nuhu Way; and former Secretary to Kaduna State government, Mr. Hamza Ishaq.

The accused persons were detained on allegations of money laundering, criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds among others.

Newsheadline247 understands the four accused persons have been reporting at the EFCC office for some time, in line with the procedure for their investigation, they were however detained when they reported at the commission’s zonal office on Wednesday morning.

The Kaduna zonal spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Kamaludeen Gebi, however, said that the four suspects will be arraigned at a Federal high court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday.

They would be arraigned on charges bordering on money laundering, criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds among others.

The former governor and the three others were at the EFCC office last week Friday and were later released after they were interrogated for over four hours.

NAN

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