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Ex-Kaduna gov Yero, former minister, 2 others detained by EFCC

Ex-Kaduna gov Yero, former minister, 2 others detained by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained former governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, former minister of state for power Nuhu Somo Wya, and two others.

They were detained on Wednesday by the Kaduna zonal office of the EFCC over the N700m campaign funds released by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the 2015 general election.

Also held in detention are Abubakar Gaya Haruna, former Kaduna State PDP chairman, and Ishaq Hamza, former secretary to the Kaduna State government during Yero’s tenure.

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The detainees have been reporting to the zonal office of the EFCC for the past two months in line with the procedure for investigations.

The commission decided to detain them on Wednesday in order to arraign them in court on Thursday.

The former governor and the others were interrogated for hours last week by operatives of the EFCC.

 

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