The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a son of Murtala Nyako, Abdul-Aziz, in Gombe, Gombe State, barely two weeks after Nyako himself was declared wanted by the anti-graft agency.
A statement from Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity said Abdul-Aziz was immediately flown to Abuja where he is currently being interrogated.
The former governor’s son was declared wanted by the EFCC for stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.
One of the questions Abdul-Aziz will have to answer is how over N15 billion belonging to Adamawa State was laundered into the accounts of five companies owned by him — Blue Opal Nigeria limited, Crust Energy Nigeria Limited, Blue Ribbon Multilinks Limited, Tower Assets Management Limited and Blue Ribbon Bureau De Change.
The transfer of the money into the accounts was done by an account officer who incidentally is an in-law to ex-governor Nyako.
Investigations revealed that from 2007 to 2011, Nyako had directed that all of the state-owned accounts domiciled in various banks be transferred to the new generation bank where his in-law works.
Nyako was impeached in 2014 and hw ia now on the run after EFCC declared him wanted about two weeks ago.