EFCC to Summon El-Rufai and others for investigations over alleged N423 billion fraud in Kaduna State

The Nigeria's anti corruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has constituted a group of investigators to examine the alleged mishandling of N423 billion by a former governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and certain prominent figures in his eight years administration.

Sources confirmed that the 64 years old El—Rufia will be summoned by the investigators for questioning as well as other individuals who held the position of Finance commissioners between May 29, 2015, and May 29, 2023.

Also all the accountant generals during his eight-year tenure of the former governor, and the chairpersons of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) from 2018 to 2023 will be summoned by the agency .

All former managing directors of the Kaduna Market Development and Management Company Ltd within the period from May 29, 2015, to May 29, 2023, and the former managing directors of Kaduna Roads Agency (KADRA) from October 11, 2017, to November 2021, with the exclusion of Amina Ja’afar Ladan, an engineer who had a brief one-month tenure.

“We are in receipt of a petition from an NGO. So, we have started investigation in the matters raised in the petition.

“The report of the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Kaduna State House of Assembly is also handy. We will soon invite el-Rufai and some members of his team for interrogation.

“The Special Task Force on Monday (yesterday) held a long session on the contents of the petition and the report of the Ad-Hoc Committee.”

“The report of the House of Assembly has actually laid a solid foundation for the probe by our team.” A source within the agency said .

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