EFCC releases detained Jigawa Government officials



The 19 Jigawa State top government officials arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and State Security Service (SSS) have been released.

The Nation gathered that their release followed the state governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido’s reconciliation with President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

The officials spent over two weeks in detention where they were investigated for their alleged involvement in financial misconduct in the state.

Those released were the state Accountant General, Alhaji Sani Jahun and the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Water Resources, Alhaji Ibrahim Alhaji.

Others were Provost of the state polytechnics; Prof. Goje, the Rector, Jigawa State College of Education Gumel ; Dr. Dahiru Abdulkadir and the Chief Accountant, State Universal Basic Education Board and the chair of the board; Bashir Gumel among others.

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