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Ex-Jigawa governor declared wanted

20 January 2015, 10:05

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared former Governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, wanted for his repeated failure to attend court.

He is wanted in connection with a number of crimes including criminal conspiracy, stealing, money laundering and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N36 billion.

This was disclosed in a press statement issued on Monday by the anti-graft agency.

“The public is hereby notified that Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, the former governor of Jigawa state is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, stealing, money laundering and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N36 billion.” the statement read.

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It added that the former governor has continuously evaded appearance in court.

“At the last sitting on November 13, 2014, he was absent, despite a subsisting warrant for his arrest,” EFCC said.

Turaki is aged 50.

He is said to speaks Hausa and English fluently.

His last known address is No. 16 Dennis Osadebey Street, Asokoro Abuja.

EFCC urged anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts to  contact the Commission in its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices.

Turaki was governor between 1999 and 2007.

- CAJ News

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