24 hours to the close of the term of the present administration in Zamfara State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a politician, with family ties to top government official, with N60, 000, 000 (Sixty Million Naira) cash on him.
He is suspected of money laundering activities.
The suspect Murtala Muhammad who is alleged to be a brother to Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, was arrested at No.145 Igala Housing Estate, Off Byepass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State, by operatives of the Commission, according to statement by its spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade.
Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include: one Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with registration number DKA 67 PX Kaduna loaded with four Ghana-Must-Go bags containing One Thousand Naira Notes of Fifteen Million Naira in each bag, one single-barrel gun, one locally made revolver pistol, 25 rounds of cartridges, and 12 rounds of 12.9mm live ammunitions.
He will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed, the EFCC said..