The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arrested a suspect alleged to be a brother to the Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi with N60million cash.
Concise News understands that the suspect, Murtala Muhammad, was also in possession of a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Sports Utility Vehicle and one single barrel gun; one locally made Revolver Pistol.
His arrest at a housing estate was said to have followed a tip-off.
According to a statement by the Acting Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, the N60million was stacked in four bags with each bag containing N15million.
The statement said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Sokoto zonal office yesterday arrested one suspected politician with N60million cash, following intelligent report of his suspicious money laundering activities.
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“The suspect Murtala Muhammad who is alleged to be a brother to Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, was arrested at No.145 Igala Housing Estate, Off By-pass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State, by the operatives of the commission.
“Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include: one Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with registration number DKA 67 PX Kaduna loaded with 4 bags of Ghana Must go containing N1,000 note of N15million each, totaling N60million; one single barrel gun; one locally made Revolver Pistol, 25 rounds of cartridges and 12 rounds of 12.9mm live ammunitions.
“He will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.