EFCC arrest agency DG in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission officials on Monday stormed the headquarters of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency and arrested the Director-General, Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko.

According to Daily Trust, the agency KASUPDA is most feared in Kaduna because it demolished properties across the state.

Its boss, Dikko, was a Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai before he was elevated to head the agency in 2019.

According to reports, the DG was in a meeting with his staff when officials of the EFCC took over the office premises at about 10 am.

Eyewitnesses said there was some commotion before the DG entered a black Hilux Toyota vehicle of the EFCC.

Sources said two EFCC officials, with two police officers with rifles, had accompanied the KASUPDA boss into the vehicle.

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The source said the staff at KASUPDA had earlier tried to stop the EFCC from leaving with the DG and security at the gate had prevented the car from exiting.

However, the DG had asked the security to open the gate.

Our correspondent gathered that the DG has been taken to the Kaduna zonal office of the EFCC with sources saying that he had earlier been served several invitations but failed to honour them.

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