The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday night arrested a former military governor of Kaduna State under military regime of General Sani Abacha, and APC chieftain, Lawal Jafaru Isa.
It is reported that Mr. Isa is the first chieftain of the APC arrested by the EFCC regarding the $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal.
Mr. Isa, a close friend of the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and a close political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, was arrested at his Abuja residence located at Ajayi Crowther Street, Asokoro.
The retired brigadier general, alleged to have received over N100million from Mr. Dasuki,was invited last week to appear before the commission on Wednesday (yesterday) to clear the air, rather than honouring the invitation, Mr. 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”.I