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EFCC Detains Former Gov. Yero, Ex-Minister, Others For 'Fraid'

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, has been detained at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) zonal office in Kaduna.

The former governor was detained with the former Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Abubakar Gaya Haruna, former Secretary to the state government, Hamza Ishaq Danmahwayi and former minister, Nuhu Somo Wya.

The four persons have been reporting at the EFCC office for the past two months in line with the procedure for their investigation.

Inside sources at the EFCC told The Nation that when they reported on Wednesday at the EFCC office, they were detained as they would be arraigned in court on Thursday.

According to the source, “the case is coming up tomorrow (Thursday), so I can confirm to you that the former governor is here with us and he will be arraigned at the courts with the three others.’

Yero is under investigation for the role he allegedly played in the disbursement of the N700 million PDP campaign fund before the 2015 general election.

When contacted, the Kaduna zonal spokesman of the commission, Kamaludeen Gebi confirmed the detention of the the former governor and others.

“Yes, former Governor Ramalan Yero and three others are in our custody. We are charging them at the Federal High Court 1, Kaduna tomorrow.

“They are going to be arraigned over their roles in the disbursement of the N700 million PDP campaign fund before the 2015 general election. That is all I can tell you for now. We will meet in court,” he said.