EFCC quizzes ex-Kebbi gov Dakingari, re­leased on bail

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

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.

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