The Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq, for allegedly diverting N76 million.
A statement signed by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade on Friday which made this known, said 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.
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The statement 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 said that the Commissioner would be charged to court, as soon as investigations were completed.