EFCC Raids Ex-NSA In-Law’s House, Uncovers Expensive Jewelleries

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have recovered jewelleries worth millions of Naira from the house of one Akka Babba Danagundi, who is said to be the brother- in -law to former National Security Adviser (NSA) to late President Umar Musa Yar’aduwa, Major General Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar.

The expensive items were reportedly found in a fireproof safe hidden in a house allegedly belonging to one Mr Akka Babba Danagundi at No. 375, Gwangwazo quarters of Kano Municipal, Kano State.

According to the EFCC, about 50 documents in respect of landed properties bearing the name of the former NSA and his wife, Mrs Binta Sarki Mukhtar, were also discovered.

The discovery was sequel to an intelligence report alleging that huge sums of money including foreign currencies were hidden in the premises.

During the raid, Aiko Fireproof safe and seven suspects including the house owner, Mr Danagundi were arrested and brought to EFCC ‘s Kano Zonal Office where their statements was taken.

On arriving at the commission’s Kano Zonal Office, the safe was opened and jewelleries such as necklaces and wristwatches including 50 Certificates of Occupancy for properties located in Kano, Kaduna and Abuja were found.

The jewelleries found include 55 wristwatches, including three gold watches.

Also, 37 gold jewellery weighing 1,907.9g and another 15 pieces of fashion jewelleries were found.

All the suspects arrested during the operation were released on administrative bail with the exception of Mr Danagundi who is still in custody, assisting the investigation.

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