The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered jewelleries
worth millions of Naira from the house of one Akka Babba Danagundi,
brother- in -law to a former National Security Adviser to Late
President, Umar Musa Yar’aduwa, Major General Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar.
The jewelleries were found in a fireproof safe hidden in a house
belonging to one Akka Babba Danagundi at No. 375, Gwangwazo quarters of
Kano Municipal, Kano State.
About 50 documents in respect of landed properties bearing the name of
the former NSA and his wife, 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 operation, Aiko Fireproof safe and seven suspects including
the house owner, 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 includes 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 Danagundi who is still in
custody, assisting the investigation.