A commissioner in the cabinet of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Mukhtar Ishaq, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC stated that Ganduje’s Commissioner for Special Duties was arrested for over an alleged N86 million fraud.
Ishaq’s arrest was made known in a statement on Friday by the acting spokesperson of the EFCC, Tony Orilade.
He disclosed that the Kano Commissioner was arrested based on a petition against him for allegedly diverting N76 million meant for projects, development, and empowerment of the people.
According to the EFCC spokesperson, the funds were allegedly diverted from Kano municipal local government while Ishaq served as chairman.
According to the petitioner, the commissioner allegedly 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 N10million per shop and diverted the money to personal use,” the statement read.
The EFCC will charge the commissioner to court as soon as investigations were completed.