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Scholarship scam: Kano anti-graft commission detains Kwankwaso’s commissioner

Former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s political associate and   ex-Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Yusuf, was on Wednesday detained by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission over his alleged involvement in $650,000 foreign scholarship scam.

Yusuf, who was accused of conspiring with other stakeholders entrusted to manage the foreign scholarship scheme, initiated by Kwankwaso for indigenes of the state studying health-related courses abroad, was alleged to have siphoned millions of naira.

The former commissioner, who arrived at the anti-graft office at about 11am on Tuesday, clad in a white ‘agbada’ with a red cap alongside two lawyers waited, for about one hour at the commission’s reception before he was ushered in for interrogation.

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