Alleged Fraud EFCC Arrests, ex- Jigawa Gov Saminu Turaki
A former governor of Jigawa State, Senator Saminu Turaki has been arrested on Tuesday afternoon by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC following the order of a high court in Dutse, Abuja.
He was picked up at the venue of a public presentation of a book on Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari, the first regular combatant officer in the Nigerian Army, in Abuja.
Before the arrest, EFCC had declare Turaki wanted for failing to present himself for trial since 2011 before the high court ,Dutse on 36 counts charges on corruption and misappropriation of public funds.
The court had issued a warrant directing the Inspector General of Police or his officers, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest Saminu Turaki and bring him before the court. Justice S. Yahuza gave the order after Turaki consistently failed to attend trial.
But attempts to execute the warrant failed as Turaki remained elusive. On May 19, 2016 operatives of the Commission acting on a tip-off had stormed the 16 Denis Osadebey Street Asokoro, Abuja home of the former governor but he slipped through their hands.