Kwankwaso’s Former Adviser Picked Up By EFCC

EFCC-Chairman-Ibrahim-Lamorde1The former Special Adviser to ex-Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, Mr. Muktar Yerima, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged fraud.

Yerima, now the Chairman of Tarauni Local Government Area of the state, was picked up by operatives of the EFCC from the Kano Zonal Office of the commission on Saturday, SUNDAY PUNCH reports.

It was learnt that the former special adviser was picked up for allegedly embezzling N65m.

“Yerima, who is the incumbent chairman of Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State, was picked up early this morning over allegation bordering on corruption.

“He is alleged to have cornered over N65m approved to participants in the Millennium Development Goals empowerment programme”, a source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, disclosed to the newspaper

There has yet to be official confirmation or denial of the arrest of Mr. Yerima as of the time of publishing this report.