EFCC quizzes ex-Kebbi gov Dakingari, released on bail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday interrogated former Governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari over allegations of financial crimes when he was governor of the state, Daily Trust gathered.
Dakingari went to the Abuja head office of the anti-graft agency around 10 a.m. yesterday and was grilled by operatives for over 7 hours before allowed to go around 5 p.m. on administrative bail, sources said.
The EFCC had recently interrogated his wife and daughter of late President Umaru Yar’Adua, Zainab Dakingari over allegations of money laundering during his tenure as state governor, in what was still an ongoing investigation.
EFCC sources said Dakingari is expected back at the head office of the commission next week Wednesday, October 28 to answer more questions about “some spending in the late part of his tenure as governor.”
Daily Trust gathered that Dakingari was questioned on certain spending that seemed tilted during elections.