Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Yar'Adua's Wife Runs to Obasanjo Over Daughter's EFCC Case

Zainab, wife of former Kebbi State Governor and daughter of late President Yar'adua, were summoned by the EFCC over a N2 billion fraud allegation.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, seems to be the godfather to many politicians in the country.

Reliable reports say that ex-first lady, Turai Yar’Adua, paid ex-President Obasanjo a visit to discuss her daughter’s case before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

The alleged meeting was held in Obasanjo’s residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Zainab, wife of former Kebbi State Governor, Saidu Dakingari, and daughter of late President Yar’adua, was summoned by the EFCC over an allegation of N2billion fraud perpetrated during her husband’s tenure as governor of the Northwest State.

According to Premium Times, “She (Turai Yar’Adua), specifically intimated the former President of the ongoing probe of one of her daughters, Zainab, by the EFCC. She believed it is a witch-hunt, a ploy by the Buhari government to get at her family.”
An aide of Mr. Obasanjo confirmed the visit.
“It is true that she visited on Saturday,” the aide said. “I don’t know exactly what she discussed with Baba (Obasanjo). But I think it is safe to say she came to greet him and discuss issues relevant to the two families.”

Zainab was granted an administrative bail by the EFCC.

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