EFCC arrests son of former Kogi governor for alleged fraud

Nigeria’s anti-graft office has arrested Muhammed Audu, son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi State.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Thursday that Muhammed was arrested for “his alleged involvement in an alleged fraud.”

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“The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 for allegedly diverting the funds to the tune of several millions of US Dollars and billions of Naira, which were donated to the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to his personal use,” EFCC said.

EFCC said its investigations revealed that the Muhammed allegedly used two of his companies, Mediterranean Hotels Limited and Mediterranean Sports, to divert the funds, which he could not account for.

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The anti-graft office said it will charge Muhammed to court as soon investigations are concluded.

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