A former governor of Nassarawa State, and serving senator, Tanko Al-Makura, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged money laundering.
CompassNG learnt that Al-Makura was allegedly arrested alongside his wife, Mairo, by EFCC operatives.
Sources pleading anonymity revelaed that the couple were being grilled by operatives of the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Abuja.
A source disclose that 55 bank accounts were being controlled by the couple and their companies were involved in several suspicious transactions, amounting to billions of naira, during Al-Makura’s tenure as the governor of Nasarawa State between 2011 and 2019.
According to sources, shortly after Al-Makura became governor, huge sums of money were funnelled through some of the accounts in a structured pattern. It was also discovered that there were huge transfers into a company owned by Al-Makura and his wife from the state government’s account, and the reason for those transactions were not explained.