The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Kano Zonal Office on Thursday, February 20, 2020, arrested Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq.
According to the anti-graft agency, Ishaq was arrested for allegedly diverting monies meant for Kano Municipal Local Government while he was Chairman of the said Local Government.
The commission in a statement by its spokesman, Tony Orilade 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, he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 meant for projects, development, and empowerment of the people.
According to the EFCC, the petitioner as also alleged 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 N10,000,000 only per shop and diverted the money to personal use”, EFCC said.
The EFCC further said Ishaq would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.