EFCC arrests Kano commissioner who converted school to shops

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mukhtar Ishaq over various allegations of fraud.

Mr Ishaq was said to have converted the property of Kofar Nasarawa Primary School, Kano, into shops and sold each shop at the rate of N10 million.

He allegedly diverted the sum accrued from this for his personal use while he previously served as Chairman of Kano Municipal Local Government Area.

In a statement on Friday, the EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said the commissioner was arrested for allegedly diverting monies meant for the Local Government.

A petition against him stated that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76 million meant for projects, development, and empowerment of the people.

EFCC quoted the petitioner as also alleging that the suspect also 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 N10,000,000 only per shop and diverted the money to personal use,” EFCC said.

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The statement added that Mr Ishaq would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

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