Ex-Aso Savings boss, facing two separate trials, arrested again

The anti-corruption agency, ICPC, on Wednesday, arrested a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Maimuna Aliyu, Premium Times has reported.

Mrs. Aliyu was arrested outside the court premises by officials of the ICPC, at the end of her daughter’s trial on Wednesday.

Mrs. Aliyu, who is facing a current charge by the ICPC on alleged diversion of N57 million while in Aso Savings, was in court on Wednesday for a separate charge of alleged murder involving her and her daughter, Maryam Sanda.

Ms. Sanda and her mother are being tried for their alleged roles in the murder of Ms. Sanda’s husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

Mrs. Aliyu, who was granted bail with a bond of N10 million, was taken away by the ICPC officials as she exited the courtroom on Wednesday.

The ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, confirmed her arrest to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, in a telephone conversation.

Ms. Okoduwa also told our reporter that Mrs. Aliyu was brought to the ICPC office, after her arrest.

She, however, said the reasons for Mrs. Aliyu’s arrest would be provided later.

“Yes, it is true that she was arrested and brought to our office. But the reason for her arrest will be provided later,” Mrs. Okoduwa told PREMIUM TIMES.