The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and detained the former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu over N2 billion ecological fund. It was reported that the former governor is being questioned in relation to the sum of N3.6 billion cash the state realised from the sales of its 16 out of its 26 percent stake in North South Power Ltd.
Aliyu is also being questioned about the N2 billion Ecological Fund Niger state got from the Presidency in 2015. Vanguard reports that there is suspicion that the former governor laundered the money in in an attempt to install his protégé in the 2015 election. AN EFCC source confirmed that Aliyu has been detained since Tuesday, April 4 as he is being questioned by a crack team of detectives.