- Category: Law, Crime & Judiciary
- Published on Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00
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EFCC's Head of Media and Publicity Mr. Femi Babafemi said, Adamu was arrested over fraudulent award of contracts mostly on capital project during his eight-year rule as governor of the State. He said the former governor would be arraigned in court after his interrogation.
Adamu was moved yesterday morning to the Headquarters of the commission in Wuse 2, Abuja, where he is being interrogated. The former governor weekend declared his intention to contest the Nassarawa-West Senatorial seat in the 2011 general elections.
The allegations by the EFCC against Adamu include the alleged non-execution of the N71.7 million contract for the construction of engineering complex at Nasarawa Polytechnic and the N34 million contract for the construction of Admin block in Lafia Poly, award of N1.1 billion contract for various projects without due process, among others.
Reacting to the arrest of the former governor, Barrister Musa Elayo, former Minister of State for Justice said the arrest which came shortly after the of the former governor had declared his intention to run for the Senate seat of Nasarawa West is politically motivated.
Speaking to Daily Trust on telephone yesterday, the former Minister wondered why any such allegations were not raised since the former governor left office in 2007.
He described Adamu as the most outstanding politician in Nasarawa State, stressing that he is a 'rallying point for politicians whether in or out of PDP', which is why he has become a threat to some politicians.
"Nasarawa State is in a total mess at the moment. Nothing is going on; there is complete disenchantment from the political class and the civil service," Barr.
Nasarawa State governor, Aliyu Akwe Doma could not be reached for comments last night as he did not pick his calls. However, Governor Doma's spokesman, Ibrahim Addra told Daily Trust that the information was strange to him. "This is all news and strange to me. I cannot confirm anything because I am just hearing it from you.
"First i am not aware of any arrest nor was I briefed by my boss if the state government originated any complaint. Secondly I cannot say why, if at all the former governor was arrested by the EFCC. That is all I can tell you for now", Addra added.