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Kano commissioner in soup over alleged N76m fraud

Anthony Iwuoma

Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq, is in the net of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was arrested by Kano Zonal office of the anti-graft agency for alleged diversion of N76 million.

A statement released Friday by the EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, disclosed that Ishaq’s arrest was prompted by a petition that he diverted monies, belonging to Kano Municipal Local Government during his tenure as chairman of the council.

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The petitioner, according to the EFCC, the suspect allegedly deducted N30,000 from the account of each council member without good reason.

“The Commissioner is also alleged to have converted property of Kofar Nasarawa Primary School, Kano, into shops and sold same at the rate of N10m only, per shop and diverted the money to personal use,” the EFCC statement said.

It further disclosed that as soon as investigations are completed, Ishaq would be charged to court.