Bisi ABASS

 

The Director-General of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA), Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko, was on Monday whisked away by  Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday.

KASUPDA has gained the reputation of Kaduna’s most feared agency due to its demolition of 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.

The DG was in a meeting with his staff when officials of the EFCC stormed and took over the office premises a few minutes after 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 in suit, with two police officers with rifles, had accompanied the KASUPDA boss into the vehicle.

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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