– The EFCC has arrested Hassan Tukur, principal
secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan
– Tukur was arrested on Monday, May 16 at his place of
– It remains unclear why Mr Tukur was apprehended by
the antigraft agency
– The scribe to ex-president Jonathan is still held in
custody, as interrogations are ongoing
Former chief personal secretary to ex-President Goodluck
Jonathan, Hassan Tukur has been arrested by the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC arrest Hassan Tukur
Premium Times reports that Tukur was picked up by
operatives of the commission on Monday evening in his
Sources say it remains unclear why Tukur was arrested, but
the commission has been investigating how government
monies were stolen and diverted for political purposes
during the administration of Mr. Jonathan.
The EFCC is already prosecuting a former National Security
Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki and many other top politicians.
The anti-graft agency also has in its custody a former
Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who served as the
director of publicity for the campaign organisation of Mr.
Jonathan during the 2015 election.
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The commission had also earlier arrested and granted bail
to four former ministers who served under Jonathan.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson
Uwujaren, requested the question be sent via text message
due to poor telephone signal
He did not revert after the message was sent to him.
However, a competent source in the know of what
transpired confirmed that Tukur was picked last night and is
still with the EFCC,
In the same vein, the EFCC has revealed that it will soon
invite former president Goodluck Jonathan when it is
through with its investigation.
Several officials who served during the administration of
Jonathan have been under the radar of the EFCC while
some have been arrested and are facing charges.
The most notable being the distribution of funds through
the office of the national security adviser to members of the
Peoples Democratic Party for campaign.
Daily Trust reports that this was made known by Ibrahim
Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC at the office of the
BBC Hausa service in London.
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When asked when Jonathan would be invited for
questioning, Magu said: “Anybody that is involved in this
scandal, we will invite him. It is only that we have to first
establish our evidence. Anybody who is guilty, I swear, we
will summon him wherever he is. And we have never
invited anybody who is guilty. Anybody that we invited, we
must have finished with our background study on him.
“We spend not just days for the background work but
months until we establish the case before we issue
invitation. That is why none of the people we invited has
come out clean. Whoever stole public funds and we
establish our evidence, I’m telling you we will invite him,
without cover. That is how the work is. We compile dossiers
of proofs and facts before we invite,” Magu said.