Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmuda Shinkafi.
The EFCC operatives stormed Mr Shinkafi’s Nagogo Street residence in Kaduna around 1pm on Friday and whisked him away.
A family source who preferred not to be named confirmed the arrest to DAILY NIGERIAN.
He said the family did not know where Mr Shinkafi was taken to.
Although the spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was not aware of the arrest, family sources said Mr Shinkafi was transported to Kano office of the commission for interrogation.
On Thursday, the EFCC presented three more witnesses in the ongoing trial of former finance minister Bashir Yuguda, former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, Aminu Ahmed Nahuche and Ibrahim Mallaha before honorable Justice Fatima Aminu of the Federal High Court, Gusau.
The quartet is being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly collecting the sum of N450million from the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke for the purpose of influencing the 2015 general elections.