Abdulazeez Ganduje has fled to Egypt with his family after reporting his mother to the EFCC.
Abdulazeez Ganduje, the first son of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reportedly fled to Egypt with his family after exposing his mother to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud.
KanyiDaily had reported how Hafsat Ganduje was invited by the EFCC over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her eldest son, Abdulazeez Ganduje.
Daily Nigerian quoted a source saying that the governor’s son left the country immediately after filing the petition to avoid the “wrath of his parents.”
“Abdulazeez left Nigeria for Egypt with his family immediately after filing the petition. He told us he would remain there until the father leaves office.
“He has avoided his parents and gone underground since the beginning of the crisis,” the source said.
Abdulazeez Ganduje Reports His Mother To EFCC
It was gathered that Abdulazeez reported to the EFCC 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”.
After receiving the money from the property developer, sources who saw Abdulazeez’s petition said he paid the sum in dollars to his mother, Mrs. Hafsat Ganduje.
“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,” one source added.
Hafsat Ganjude had been invited for questioning at the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC, but she shunned the invitation extended to her by the anti-graft agency.
Sources said Mrs. Ganduje could be arrested if she refuses to report for questioning. Unlike her husband, who by virtue of his office as Kano governor, enjoys immunity from arrest and prosecution, Mrs. Ganduje enjoys no such constitutional immunity.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Ganduje had previously been involved in a corruption-related scandal since 2018 when Daily Nigerian published a series of videos that showed the governor collecting money from government contractors.