A former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Sunday dismissed as false reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged mismanagement of pension funds.

Kwankwaso said he personally reported at the commission’s headquarters on Saturday to set the record straight over the allegations and met with officials of the anti-graft agency for some hours.

A statement issued by his media office and made available to The PUNCH indicated that Kwankwaso was invited by the commission in September over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

According to the statement, Kwankwaso went to the commission’s office on his own volition.

Kwankwaso was alleged in petitions forwarded to the EFCC to have mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10bn between 2011 and 2015 to fund a housing project for his cronies.

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