Former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso, has declared that he is not under house arrest nor has he ever been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over any allegation bordering on fraud as widely reported in the media.
Kwankwaso also noted that at no time was he placed under house arrest or that he was afraid to step out of his residence for fear of being arrested as speculated in the media.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Principal Private Secretary, Muhammed Inuwa Ali.
“The attention of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, representing Kano Central Senatorial District was drawn by some of his political supporters in Kano regarding a libelous and unfounded petition against his person at EFCC by his political opponents sometime in May, 2015.
“The supporters sought the Senator’s permission to institute legal action against the said petitioners to which he consented.
“However, to the Senator’s surprise, the supporters and their lawyers instituted an action against the EFCC.
“Conversely, Senator Kwankwaso has instructed his supporters and their lawyers to discontinue the matter against the EFCC with immediate effect, while the unfounded libelous case against his person will continue.
“To set the records straight, Senator Kwankwaso was not invited by the EFCC, nor was he ever placed under house arrest or prevented from discharging his legislative or personal duties by any agency.
“As a Distinguished legislator, he is ever willing and ready to support and strengthen our anti-graft agencies in the fight against corruption in Nigeria”.