The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq over alleged fraud.
In a statement on Friday, the EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said the commissioner 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.
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 N10,000,000 only per shop and diverted the money to personal use”, EFCC said.
The statement added that Mr Ishaq would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.