Brother to top Zamfara State government official arrested with N60 million cash

One Murtala Muhammad, alleged brother to the Secretary to Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following an intelligence report of his suspicious money laundering activities.

Acting spokesman of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, in a statement on Tuesday said its Sokoto zonal office arrested the suspected politician with N60million cash.

Muhammad was said to have been arrested at No.145 Igala Housing Estate, Off Byepass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State, by operatives of the EFCC.

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Orilade said items recovered from the suspect at the point of arrest include: one Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep loaded with 4 bags of Ghana Must go containing N1000 notes of fifteen million Naira each, totalling N60million; One single barrel gun; One locally made Revolver Pistol, 25 rounds of cartridges and 12 rounds of 12.9mm ammunition.

Orilade added that Muhammad will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.

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