The Kano zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, February 20, 2020, arrested a serving Kano State Commissioner in the for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq, for allegedly diverting monies meant for Kano Municipal Local Government while he was chairman of the said local government.
EFCC’s Acting Head of Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade said in a press release he issued on Friday that the arrested commissioner would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was chairman, he allegedly diverted N76, 000,000 (Seventy Six Million Naira) which was meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people.
The petitioner further alleged that the suspect ordered the deduction of N30, 000 (Thirty Thousand Naira) only 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 (Ten Million Naira) per shop, and diverted the money to personal use.