Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated the current minority leader and former speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Isiyaku Ali Danja, for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of monies meant for constituency projects.
He was grilled on Monday 24th of February 2020 at the commission’s office.
According to a statement sourced from the commission, the lawmaker’s ordeal started after they received a petition that monies meant for payment of tax liabilities to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) by Kano State government were allegedly diverted and misappropriated from the sub-treasury account of the state.
In the course of investigation, the statement said, several suspicious payments were traced to multiple beneficiaries, including some that were made to Allad Drilling Limited, a company said to belong to the lawmaker and whose accounts he is the sole signatory.
It was discovered that these monies were withdrawn in cash by the Danja on several occasions.
Interestingly, he is the one to certify that the jobs were done before any payments are made.
Investigation is still ongoing to discover the beneficiaries of the other suspicious outflows from the sub-treasury account.
The lawmaker would be charged to court on completion of investigation, the EFCC said.