Former Kano House of Assembly speaker, Isyaku Ali Danja, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC arrested Danja for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of fund meant for constituency projects.
The former speaker’s arrest followed 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.
It was also learnt that some of the funds were said to have been transferred to some companies incumbent Allad Drilling Limited, a company in which the suspect is the sole signatory.
The commission also claimed that the funds were on several occasions, personally withdrawn in cash by the former speaker.
Earlier, The Herald reported that Mukhtar Ishaq, Kano state commissioner in the Ministry of Special Duties has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N76 million fraud.
A statement by EFCC read: “Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 only which was meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, has appointed three people in the position of special assistants to the governor on streetlight issues.
According to TheCable report, the appointment was disclosed in a letter dated February 13, by the secretary to the state government which notified one of the appointees, Anwalu Salihu of his appointment as the senior special assistant, streetlights III.
The letter disclosed that the appointment of Salihu was based on his ”dedication to duty, patriotic disposition and loyalty” TheCable reported.
“This is to formally convey to you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR has approved your appointment as Senior Special Assistant, Street Lights III with effect from 10th February 2020,” it read.