Kano Commissioner arrested over alleged N76m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq.
The news of the arrest of the Commissioner was contained in a statement by the EFCC on Friday.
The statement said Ishaq was arrested over allegations of N76 million fraud.
He was picked up by operatives of the EFCC Kano Zonal Office.
According to the statement, Ishaq was picked up on Thursday for allegedly diverting monies meant for Kano Municipal Local Government, while he was Chairman of the said local government.
It said: “Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 only which was meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people.|
The petitioner also alleged that the suspect ordered the deduction of N30,000 from the account of each council member without justification.
The commissioner was also alleged to have converted the property of Kofar Nasarawa Primary School in Kano into shops.
He was accused of selling them at the rate of N10 million per shop and diverted the money to personal use.