The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a son of former governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Malkura, over a controversial purchase of property worth N130 million.
Sources close to the anti-graft agency said 24-year-old Amir Al-Makura paid N96million cash “in foreign currency equivalent” as part-payment for the property.
“In furtherance to our Real Estate investigation, we invited Amir Tanko Almakura the son of Senator Almakura.
“The suspect is a 24-year-old and he bought a house in Bilaad Realty Ltd worth N130,000,000.00 and he has paid the sum of N96,000,000.00 cash in Foriegn currency equivalent,” the source disclosed.
The source added that Amir reported to the commission “but has failed to explain the source of the money or give genuine explanation on how the property was acquired.”
The source explained further that Amir was still in detention because he had yet to meet the bail conditions granted him.
“He has been detained pending meeting bail conditions,” the source added
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached at press time.