Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Efcc Uncovers Sixty Million Naira from Politician in Zamfara, Recovers two Guns, Ammunitions





 EFCC arrests Zamfara politician with N60m cash…recovers 2 guns, ammunition

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said a politician in Zamfara State had been arrested for possessing N60 million cash.
The politician, Mr Murtala Muhammad, whom the EFCC suspects to be a blood relation of the Secretary to the Zamfara State government, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, was said to have stashed the huge cash in four Ghana must go” bags.


Acting Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, who made the disclosure in a statement said the arrest followed intelligence report of the suspect’s alleged involvement in money laundering.
Also recovered during the arrest, according to Orilade, were 2 guns, as well as ammunition.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto zonal office, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, arrested one suspected politician with N60, 000, 000 (Sixty Million Naira) cash, following an intelligent report of his suspicious money laundering activities.
“The suspect Murtala Muhammad who is alleged to be a brother to Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, was arrested at No.145 Igala Housing Estate, Off Byepass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State, by the operatives of the Commission.
“Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include: one Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with registration number DKA 67 PX Kaduna loaded with 4 bags of Ghana Must go containing One Thousand Naira Note of Fifteen Million Naira each, totalling to Sixty Million Naira; One single barrel gun; One locally made Revolve Pistol, 25 rounds of cartridges and 12 rounds of 12.9mm live ammunition”, Orilade said.

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