IN its efforts to recover all government properties illegally acquired, the Bauchi State government has seized a total of 22 vehicles in the possession of the wives of former Governor Isa Yuguda. Mohammed Mohammed, chairman of the Transition Committee, who disclosed this on Thursday, June 18, at the Government House in Bauchi, said that the recovery of the vehicles was in tandem with the mandate of the committee to recover all government properties confirmed to have been allocated against due process and return them to the government.
Mohammed said: “We have so far, recovered a total of 22 cars from the wives of the former Governor, Isa Yuguda. We recovered 11 cars from his first wife, seven from the second wife and four from the third wife. We are yet to recover the remaining cars from his fourth wife who is currently out of the country. We will ensure that whoever is in possession of government properties will be forced to return them. We urge public servants and the general public, especially those involved in the disposal and allocation of the property in question to cooperate with the committee for the effective discharge of its assignment.”
Yuguda left office on May 29, having served as governor for two terms of four years each. Governor Mohammed Abubakar, who took over from Yuguda, vowed to employ all measures to trace funds and properties allegedly looted during the tenure of his predecessor in the state.
— Jun 29, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT