Kwankwaso Seeks Court Injuction To Escape EFCC Arrest


Former Governor of Kano State and now a serving senator, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has sought refuge in a High Court sitting in Gezawa for an injunction to restrain the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting him.

This came following a petition to the EFCC against the former governor by pensioners in the state, accusing him of mismanaging the state’s pension fund.

A notice filed by Kwankwaso’s attorney has been received by the Gezawa High Court registry and the court has subsequently fixed the case for hearing for tomorrow.

The petition filed on their behalf by Bashir Nasir & Co and signed by A. B. Bulama, alleged that the former governor deposited the sum of N2 billion in the Kano branch of the defunct Euro Bank Plc., soon after which the bank went into liquidation.

The petition further noted that Kwankwaso refused to follow up for a claim of the said deposit from the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), an action they described as a flagrant violation of the provisions of the Kano State Pension and Gratuity Law.

Recently, the Accountant General of the state, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance and his counterpart at the Ministry of Works were quizzed by EFCC in connection with the petition.