CRIME

EFCC Grills Kano Commissioner Over N76m ‘fraud’

The Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, arrested the Kano state Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq.

Ishaq is facing allegations of diverting monies meant for Kano Municipal Local Government while he was chairman of the council.

EFCC acting Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Tony Orilade, in press statement, Friday in Abuja, said: “Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which stated that while he was chairman, Kano Municipal he allegedly diverted N76 million meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people

He said the petitioner further alleged that the suspect ordered the deduction of N30,000 from the account of each council members without justification.

The spokesperson said the commissioner allegedly 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.

He said Ishaq would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

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