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Sacked Gov Nyako Declared Wanted By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared the sacked governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, wanted for interrogation on allegations of corruption levelled against his administration.

The commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the decision to declare Nyako wanted was borne out of the inability to track him down for service of summons on him.

Nyako’s whereabouts since his removal have remained unknown and there are speculations that he may have fled abroad.

The EFCC spokesman said there has been an on-going probe on the ousted governor even while he was still occupying the position, but that his immunity prevented any action against him.

“All efforts to even serve summons on him were abortive, as he could not be reached at all. He could also not be contacted, either personally or through others means of formally inviting him to answer certain questions concerning the investigation being carried out in the state. The commission had no choice but to declare him wanted,” Uwujaren said.

The former deputy governor, Bala Ngilari, was also invited for questioning on Tuesday, in connection with the said alleged fraud in the management of the state resources but was released on administrative bail.

A seven-man panel set up to investigate the governor had indicted him on the 16-count charge bordering on gross misconduct and financial recklessness.