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EFCC arrests LG chairman over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Sunday said the Chairman of Tarauni Local Government Area in Kano State, Mr Muktar Yarima, was in its custody.

Spokesman for the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Yarima was arrested on Saturday in Kano over allegations of fraud.

Uwujaren said the chairman was already assisting the commission in the investigation of the case.

A source at the Government House, Kano, who hinted on Yarima’s arrest, told NAN that it was in connection with alleged misappropriation of an unspecified amount of money.

The source disclosed that the money was meant for an empowerment programme under the Millennium Development Goals, now Sustainable Development Goals.

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