By Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the All Progressive Congress (APC) house of representatives candidate for Babura/Garki federal constituency in JIgawa state, Alhaji Aminu Ahmed Kanta
Reports from the State indicated that the ruling party national assembly candidate was whisked away by the commission’s special operations team after storming the state in the late hours of Monday.
National Update checks indicated that, Alhaji Aminu Ahmed Kanta was a local government chairman, special adviser to governor Badaru on local government and chieftaincy affairs, special adviser on political matters and commissioner for land and regional planing.
A source in the EFCC in Abuja confirmed the arrest of the former commissioner.
Also a close associate of the former commissioner confirmed that, Aminu Ahmad was arrested in Dutse capital and taken to an unknown destination.
Even though the details of the reasons behind his arrest by the commission was sketchy however feelers in the State indicated that it may not be unconnected with his stewardship in office, relationship with other political gladiators, financial issues and matters around his political candidature.
National Update findings revealed that the arrested former commissioner apart from being a close political associate to governor Badaru Abubakar, he is also a personal friend to the governor.
However some source linked the arrest to the alleged forgery and related criminal offense on vital credential.