Kano State government has dismissed a report that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s wife, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, also debunked the report as untrue.
Several news outlets yesterday reported that she was arrested by the EFCC for some fraud. According to reports, her son, AbdulAzeez Ganduje, had leveled allegations relating to land fraud in a petition against her.
The report claimed she was arrested for snubbing the EFCC’s invitation.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, expressed regret that the content of the unfounded story could not be attributed to any credible source.
He described it as mere rumours being peddled by mischief-makers.
Garba further clarified, saying that the governor’s wife was never arrested or detained and is presently discharging her responsibilities.
According to him, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC. He called on the good people of the state to disregard the rumour, urging them to remain calm.
However, the EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren was only invited to respond to the petition by her son.
Uwujaren said the woman was not arrested.