EFCC arrests son of former governor of Adamawa state for money laundering offences

download (14)Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested Abdul-Aziz Nyako, the son of impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in an electronic mail on Friday that Abdul-Aziz was picked up by EFCC operatives in Gombe.

Uwujaren said that the former Governor’s son was immediately flown to Abuja ‘where he is currently being grilled by a crack team of detectives who had been working on the Adamawa investigation for several months.’

The EFCC had declared Nyako and his son wanted for money laundering-related offences two weeks ago.

Uwujaren said that Abdul-Aziz was being grilled in relation with how N15bn belonging to the Adamawa State Government was laundered through five accounts of companies belonging to him.

The said companies under investigation are Blue Opal Nigeria limited, Crust Energy Nigeria Limited, Blue Ribbon Multilinks Limited, Tower Assets Management Limited and Blue Ribbon Bureau De Change.

The EFCC Spokesman said that the money was moved into the accounts of the companies domiciled in a new generation account with the help of the manager who is also an in-law to Nyako.

It was stated that the Accounts Officer was quizzed and released on bail.

He said that one of Abdul-Aziz companies, the Blue Opal, is believed to own several investments and an estate in Abuja while his father’s accounts Office own “several properties and investments scattered around Abuja, Yola and Kano.”


Source – Punch

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