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Ibrahim Ramalan
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Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of the governor Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released on bail, following arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mrs Ganduje was arrested and detained on Monday evening for several hours at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.

Mrs Ganduje alighting from an aircraft on Tuesday morning
Mrs Ganduje alighting from an aircraft on Tuesday morning

It is unclear whether she spent the night at the EFCC office or reported again on Tuesday morning, but credible sources said she sighted at the office on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that she was granted bail on Tuesday morning after meeting the bail conditions set by the EFCC.

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Shortly after the bail, the Mrs Ganduje, in company of her husband and other family members, flew to Kano in a private jet.

Mrs Ganduje’s first son, Abdulaziz, had dragged his mother to EFCC alleging that she committed fraud in a land deal he brought to her.

The son petitioned that he was approached by a property developer to help facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars and at least 35 million Naira as “facilitation commission”.

“But three months later, (the property developer) discovered that the plots of land he wanted and had paid the first family for had been allocated to other buyers and he then requested to be refunded,” a source familiar with the petition said.

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