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Saminu Turaki Ex-Jigawa gov reportedly arrested at a book presentation

The ex-governor currently faces a 36-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, stealing and money laundering.

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Ex- Governor of Jigawa, Sen. Saminu Turaki, has been arrested by the men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Vanguard reports that the ex- governor was arrested by men of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the public presentation of a book in Abuja.

Confirming the arrest, spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said: “What is there to confirm? It is true.”

Turaki, who was in office between 1999 and 2007, was declared wanted by the agency in 2014 after allegedly failing to attend a fraud charge trial since 2011.

The ex-governor currently faces a 36-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, stealing, money laundering and misappropriation of public funds before the Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa.

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It was further reported that Justice S. Yahuza gave the order for Turaki's arrest after he consistently failed to attend trial.

The court further issued a warrant directing the Inspector General of Police or his officers, and the EFCC to arrest Turaki and bring him before the court, the report revealed.

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