Zamfara SSG’s brother in soup over N60m loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto zonal office, on Tuesday arrested one suspected politician with N60, 000, 000 in cash (about $200,000) starched in a boot of a car. Intelligent report of his suspicious money laundering activities led to his arrest, barely 24 hours to end of the administration of the State governor, Abdul-Aziz


EFCC OFFICIAL WITH THE CASH

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto zonal office, on Tuesday arrested one suspected politician with N60, 000, 000 in cash (about $200,000) starched in a boot of a car.

Intelligent report of his suspicious money laundering activities led to his arrest, barely 24 hours to end of the administration of the State governor, Abdul-Aziz Yari.

EFCC OFFICIALS ARREST MURTALA MUHAMMAD WITH N60M CASH
ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNOR, ABDUL-AZIZ YARI

The suspect Murtala Muhammad who is alleged to be a brother to Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, was arrested at No.145 Igala Hausing Estate, Off Byepass road, Gusau, Zamfara State, by the operatives of the Commission.

Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include: one Black Toyota Land Cruiser spot utility vehicle marked DKA 67 PX Kaduna.

The cash was allegedly loaded in 4 sack bags. Each bag contains the sum of One Thousand Naira notes of N15 million each, totalling N60 million.

Besides, one single barrel gun; One locally made Revolve Pistol, 25 rounds of cartridges and 12 rounds of 12.9mm live ammunition.

The EFCC, promised to charge him to court as soon as investigation is completed.

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