The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), last night, arrested a former military Governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Brig-Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isa (retd).
Lawal Jafaru Isa was arrested at his Abuja residence located at Ajayi Crowther Street, Asokoro, Abuja.
Isa’s house was invaded by operatives of the EFCC around 9pm, and then whisked him away a few minutes later. Lawal Jafaru was invited last week to appear before the commission on yesterday to clear the air on “some questionable receipts” from the former NSA.
Lawal Jafaru allegedly received over N100million from Mr. Sambo Dasuki.
It was gathered that rather than honoring the invitation, sources said, Gen. Isa wrote a letter to the EFCC through his lawyer, seeking a postponement of his appearance date on the grounds of death of a relative.
Apparently dissatisfied with his excuse, the EFCC however arrested him to clarify the “questionable receipts”.
Lawal Jafaru is the first chieftain of the APC arrested by the EFCC since the beginning of the sweeping probe into the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase by officials of the immediate-past administration.
Lawal Jafaru was a Military Administrator of Kaduna State from December 1993 to August 1996, during the military regime of General Sani Abacha and one-time governorship candidate of the defunct CPC in Kano State, is a close friend of the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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