Following a series of investigations into his affairs, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confiscated about 220 flats, located in 20 estates, allegedly belonging to one Sanusi Mohammed.
Sanusi, a former aide to ex-Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state, also had in one of his apartments located at GRA, Bauchi, 165 rounds of ammunition, a pump action rifle and other weapons.
Punch quoted a source as saying “The ICPC made the discovery following a tip-off by a whistle-blower”.
According to the source, “About 10 days ago, we received a tip-off from a whistle-blower about the lifestyle of one Sanusi Mohammed, a former aide to former Bauchi Governor, Isa Yuguda.
“We traced 220 flats in 20 estates to him. The houses range from two-bedroom to three-bedroom flats.
“Inside some of the properties, we discovered four sophisticated guns with 165 rounds of ammunition, five exotic cars and 15 new air conditioners.
“We believe the air conditioners were donated to the Bauchi State Government by China.
“We also recovered some cash as well as 25 designer watches and 20 bales of brocade.”
It was learnt that Mohammed was arrested by the ICPC and quizzed but was later released on administrative bail.
Spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, when contacted said she could not speak on the matter.
She said, “According to the ICPC Act, we are not allowed to divulge details of investigation. I cannot deny or confirm any story. In any case, anyone who is under investigation is presumed innocent until proved otherwise.”
Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also sealed a multi-million naira mansion belonging to Yugusa at Sir Kashim Ibrahim Street, GRA, Bauchi.
A statement issued on Saturday, October 22, 2016, by the special assistant to current Bauchi state governor on communications Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar, informed that Yuguda’s multi-million naira mansion at Sir Kashim Ibrahim street, GRA Bauchi was visited by men of the anti-graft agency on Friday, October 21.
“This new development might not be unconnected with the series of complaints and petitions filed against the former governor by the current Bauchi State government under Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar to the EFCC,” he said.