The former Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, Isyaku Ali Danja, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The commission arrested Danja over alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of funds meant for constituency projects.
The former lawmaker was arrested by the anti-graft agency following a petition filed against him by the State Government alleging that funds meant for payment of tax liabilities to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) were diverted and misappropriated to the tune of over N1.5 billion.
According to further reports, several suspicious payments were traced to some beneficiaries of the former Kano House of Assembly speaker.
The funds were allegedly transferred to some companies incumbent Allad Drilling Limited, a company in which the suspect is the sole signatory.
Investigation of the commission also revealed that the funds were on several occasions, personally withdrawn in cash by the former Speaker.