The Chairman of Tarauni local government area of Kano State, Mr. Muktar Yarima, has been arrested over alleged fraud by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Sunday
The EFCC Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Yarima was arrested on Saturday in Kano.
Uwujaren said the chairman was already assisting the commission in its investigation.
The source disclosed that the money was meant for an empowerment programme under the Millennium Development Goals, now known as Sustainable Development Goals.
A source at the state’s Government House told NAN that Yarima’s arrest was in connection with alleged misappropriation of an unspecified amount of money.