EFCC TO ARREST KANO APC SENATORIAL CANDIDATE OVER ALLEGED FRAUD OF $1.3MILLION
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched a manhunt for the arrest of Kano Central senatorial candidate under the ruling All Progressives Congress, AbdulKareem AbdulSalam Zaura, popularly called A.A Zaura.
A.A Zaura was slammed with $ 1.3 million charge at the federal high court sitting in Kano.
The arraignment of the Kano-based politician was scheduled to hold today Monday but could not hold because of the absence of the trial judge, who is said to be attending other national issues outside Kano, the EFCC lawyer declared that Zaura was supposed to report himself to the commission.
Before the adjourned date, the trial judge, Justice Mohammad Yunusa, ordered EFCC to produce the accused person for arraignment on the allegation of fraud against him by a Kuwaiti national.
Justice Yunusa had overruled Zaura’s application that challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case and other addresses bordering on whether the accused must appear in person to take plea.
Zaura’s attorney had argued that his client under the law was not compelled to appear before the court, insisting Zaura’s appeal was pending before the Supreme Court.
The arraignment was adjourned to January 30, 2023.