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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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.

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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