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Speaker Arrested By EFCC

The former Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Isiyaku Ali-Danja has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of constituency projects’ funds.

Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesperson said;

“Several suspicious payments were allegedly traced to some beneficiaries, including some made to Allad Drilling Limited, a company in which Mr. Ali-Danja is the sole signatory to its accounts.”

“Investigation by the EFCC further revealed that the funds were on several occasions personally withdrawn in cash by the suspect, while he was the only one who could officially state whether jobs were done before any payments could be made.”

“Mukhtar was arrested by EFCC following a petition that alleged that while he was chairman of Kano Municipal, he diverted funds meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people.”

The petitioner further alleged that Mr. Mukhtar ordered the deduction of N30, 000 from the account of each council member without justification.

The lawmaker was also accused to have allegedly converted property of Kofar Nassarawa Primary School, Kano, into shops and sold the same at N10 million per shop and diverted the money to his personal use.

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