N3.8b Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Former Kebbi State Governor Dakingari
A former Governor of Kebbi State Usman Dakingari has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations that he laundered N3.8billion from the state. Dakingari was detained at the EFCC headquarters around 10 am Nigerian time on Tuesday during which he underwent interrogation at the hands of EFCC investigators.
Dakingari is an in-law to late Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
Recently, the EFCC arrested Mr. Dakingari’s wife, Zainab. She was accused of laundering N2billion for her husband.
Dakingari was elected governor of Kebbi State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007.
Spokesman for the Commission Wilson Uwugiaren, said he cannot confirm the development. But an inside and competent source told our correspondent in a telephone chat that Dakingari was quizzed by the operatives of the anti – graft agency as part of investigation and the philosophy of the agency to give fair hearing to every accused person.