Former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Friday denied a report in some media that he was placed under house arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Kwankwaso, representing Kano Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, said in a statement that he was neither invited by the EFCC nor was he ever prevented from discharging his legislative duties by any agency.
The statement by his private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali, noted that some political detractors of the politician were bent on causing a rift between him and the anti-corruption agency.
It noted that some time in 2015, some political opponents of Kwankwaso wrote a petition against him to the EFCC.
It noted that the ex-governor’s supporters sought his permission to institute legal action against the said petitioners, to which he consented.
It noted, however, that to Kwankwaso’s surprise, “the supporters and their lawyers instituted an action against the EFCC instead of restricting the case against the petitioners (our political opponents).