The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the immediate past Governor of Niger State, BABANGIDA ALIYU, over an alleged scam involving five billion naira
It was learnt that ALIYU, who served between 2007 and 2015, has been in the custody of the anti-graft agency since Tuesday after he was invited by the commission.
The suspect was, however, detained after interrogation, pending further investigation.
When contacted on the telephone, the spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. WILSON UWUJAREN, confirmed that Aliyu was in the custody of the commission but failed to give more details.
It will be recalled that the current Governor of Niger State, ALHAJI ABUBAKAR BELLO, as well as members of the Niger State House of Assembly, had called for a probe of ALIYU’S administration which they described as fraudulent.
Governor BELLO said there were several questionable transactions the former administration must account for.