The Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday, arrested a serving Kano State Commissioner, Mukhtar Ishaq, Commissioner in the Ministry for Special Duties, for allegedly diverting monies meant for Kano Municipal Local Government while he was chairman of the said Local Government.
Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76 million which was meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people.
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 the property of Kofar Nasarawa Primary School, Kano, into shops and sold same at the rate of N10 million per shop and diverted the money to personal use.
He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.