Who Is Daudu Lawal? Why Is An Aspiring Governor of Zamfara Nigeria Accused of Financial Crimes And Locked Up For Weeks

Dauda Lawal is a half-century-aged business leader in Nigeria. Dauda Lawal currently serves as Vice Chairman of Credent Investment Bank, a company he founded. He previously served as an Executive Director of First Band of Nigeria (FBN), a top 5 financial institution in Nigeria. In 2018, the Zamfara-born Yoruba man declared his intent to become the Governor of Zamfara State in 2019. Dauda Lawal won the primary elections under the All Progressives Congress (APC) party. Dauda Lawal was well on his way to becoming Governor of Zamfara state until his unfortunate arrest.

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For the first week of December 2018, Dauda was indefinitely incarcerated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria. EFCC Indicated that Dauda Lawal was being interrogated for financial crimes related to one of Africa’s most corrupt women ever known, Diezani Alison Madueke. Through his Executive position at the First Bank of Nigeria, Dauda Lawal laundered millions of Dollars for Alison-Madueke between year 2010 to year 2014. EFCC’s allegations will significantly affect Dauda Lawal’s chances of becoming Governor of Zamfara State in 2019.

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