EFCC

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the Kano state command has arrested a serving Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq, for allegedly diverting N76 million.

Eye9ja reports that the arrest of the popular commissioner was contained in a statement, on Friday by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade.

Ishaq was arrested for allegedly diverting monies, meant for Kano Municipal Local Government, while he was Chairman of the said Local Government.

A petition against him, stated that, while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, council, he allegedly diverted N76m, meant for projects, development, and empowerment of the people.

EFCC quoted the petitioner as also alleging that the suspect ordered the deduction of N30,000 from the account of each council member, without justification.

“The Commissioner is also alleged to have converted property of Kofar Nasarawa Primary School, Kano, into shops and sold same at the rate of N10m only per shop and diverted the money to personal use”, EFCC said.

The statement added that Ishaq would be charged to court, as soon as investigations are completed.

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