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Ex Nasarawa Gov, Al-Makura, Protests Over News Of His Arrest

Umaru Tanko Al-Makura | Photo Credit: ThisDayLive

Former Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has protested the media report of his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying that he was only invited in respect of some petitions against him.

In an interview today, July 29, on the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Al-Makura, now representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, described the news about his arrest as mischief.

Senator Al-Makura, emphasized that he was invited to give his side of the story concerning some petitions against him and that he personally reported to EFCC where he met with the chairman and some officials of the anty graft agency for a short period of time.

The former governor accused rumour mongers for peddling the rumours, describing it as baseless.

“The rumours surprised me and far as I am concerned, it is baseless.”

Al-Makura said that EFCC invited him before the Sallah break, but that he informed them that he would appear after Sallah and they obliged.

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“When I met with EFCC chairman, he told me there were petitions against me and they wanted to hear from me and my meeting with EFCC chairman wasn’t more than 10 minutes.”

He said that he also discussed with some officials of the agency on the petitions and gave them all the necessary answers.

He said that the invitation has nothing to do with his ambition to contest for APC National chairman.

Al-Makura said that he is a loyal member of the party and he is waiting for the guidelines to officially declare his ambition.

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