EFCC Grills Rabiu Kwankwaso over Diversion of N10 Billion Pension Fund
The EFCC is currently grilling former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, over alleged diversion of N10 billion. The fund is reportedly for payment of pensions in the state and for the construction of residential houses. The former governor reportedly diverted the fund for personal use and that of his political cronies.
An EFCC source confirmed that Kwankwaso reported to the agency’s office in Abuja on Saturday and is currently being interrogated by operatives.
“Kwankwaso reported to the EFCC today (Saturday) and he is currently being grilled by a team of operatives at the commission’s headquarters Abuja,” the source said. “He is being questioned over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.”
According to investigations, the PDP chieftain was first invited by the EFCC in September, but he did not honour the invitation.
For the current interrogation, he was allegedly reported by retired civil servants in the state for allegedly misappropriating pension remittances from 2011 to 2015. He was said to have used the fund personal projects and to finance housing construction for his associates.
EFCC head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, has not responded to media queries on the development. Kwankwaso is, however, one of the PDP stalwarts reported to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.
This is a developing story and details will be updated as they become available…