Thursday, February 27, 2020

Former Kano assembly speaker, Isyaku Ali Danja arrested by EFCC


Isyaku Ali Danja, a former Kano House of Assembly speaker has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges centered on abuse of office and misappropriation of fund meant for constituency projects.

Danja who was accused of diverting funds meant for payment of tax liabilities to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to the tune of over N1.5 billion, was arrested following a petition filed against him by the State Government. 

The money has allegedly been traced to some beneficiaries and Allad Drilling Limited, a company which he is the sole signatory. It was also alleged that the diverted funds were on several occasions, personally withdrawn in cash by the former Speaker.

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