Abdulazeez Ganduje, the eldest son of the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reported his mother to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged fraud.
According to a report, the first lady, Hafsat Ganduje, has shunned an invitation extended to her by the EFCC to report for questioning.
According to the report, Mrs Ganduje was invited to report last Thursday to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC.
Mr Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, Hafsat Ganduje, to the EFCC, sources familiar with the matter said, suggesting a pattern of corruptly using family access to power for private enrichment, the report.
According to sources who saw Mr Abdulazeez’s petition, he reported that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least 35 million Naira as “facilitation commission”.
The paper further learnt that Abdulazeez said he paid the sum in dollars to his mother, Mrs Ganduje.
“But three months later, (the property developer) discovered that the plots of land he wanted and had paid the first family for had been allocated to other buyers and he then requested to be refunded,” one source added.
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, did not comment on the matter when contacted on Monday.