Operatives of the Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Mukhtar Ishaq, over allegations bordering on diversion of N76 million.
The commissioner, who was arrested on Thursday, was alleged to have diverted the funds during his tenure as Chairman of Kano Municipal Local Government.
The EFCC, in a statement, Friday, by its acting spokesperson, Mr. Tony Orilade, said: “Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 which was meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people”.
According to the commission: “The petitioner further 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 per shop and diverted the money to personal use.”
It promised to charge the state official to court, as soon as investigations were completed.