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EFCC Arrests Kano Ex Speaker For N1.5b Fraud

Former Kano House of Assembly speaker Arrested For N1.5b Fraud
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Former Kano House of Assembly speaker, Isiyaku Ali Danja
Former Kano House of Assembly speaker, Isiyaku Ali Danja

Former Kano House of Assembly speaker, Isiyaku Ali Danja has been arrested by the Zonal Office of the on Tuesday, February 26, 2020, for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of fund meant for constituency projects.

According to reports, the ex-speaker had gotten into trouble when funds meant for payment of tax liabilities to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) by Kano State Government were allegedly diverted and misappropriated to the tune of over N1, 500,000,000 (One Billion, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) from the sub-treasury account of the state government.

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Suspicious payments were allegedly traced to some beneficiaries, including some made to Allad Drilling Limited, a company owned and controlled by the suspect.

Investigation by the EFCC further revealed that the funds were on several occasions, personally withdrawn in cash by the suspect, while he was the only one who could officially state whether jobs were done before any payments could be made.

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