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Man who claims to be the brother to Zamfara SSG arrested with N60million cash, gun and cartridges


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arrested one Murtala Muhammad who alleged to be the brother of Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, the Secretary to the State Government of Zamfara.

Muhammad who also claimed to be a politician was apprehended with N60million cash.

His arrested came following an intelligence report of suspicious money laundering activities.

“Items recovered from him at the point of arrest include one black Toyota Prado with registration number DKA 67 PX – Kaduna, loaded with four bags of ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags containing N1,000 notes of N15m each, totaling N60m,” the EFCC revealed in a statement issued by Tony Orilade, the Acting Head, Media and Publicity.

He was arrested at 145 Igala Housing Estate off Bypass Road, Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State.

“Other items are one single-barrel gun, one revolver, 25 rounds of cartridges and 12 rounds of 12.9mm live ammunition. He will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” the EFCC added.

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