The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has arrested a Kano State Commissioner for special duties, Alhaji Mukhtar Ishaq, forms allegedly diverting N76 million.
Alhaji Mukhtar Ishaq, who was accused of an alleged of diverting N76 million, was arrested on Thursday by operatives of Kano Zonal Office of the Commission grilled for hours.
He was said to have committed the alleged fraud while he was chairman of Kano Municipal Local Government Area of the State.
A statement signed and issued by EFCC’s Spokesperson, Tony Orilade on Friday said, Mr Ishaq’s trouble followed “a petition which stated that he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal.
It was stated that the petitioner had alleged that the Commissioner ordered the deduction of N30,000 from the account of each Council member without justification.
It was further stated by the statement that the Commissioner is also alleged to have converted property of Kofar Nasarawa Primary School, Kano, into shops and sold same at the rate of N10 million per shop and diverted the money to personal use.
But, the statement revealed that Mr Ishaq would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
TheNewspad reports that in 2019, a special adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on special duties Hamza Darma presented a petition to EFCC accusing Mr Ishaq of misappropriation of public funds.
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