Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, October 11, stormed the headquarters of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) and whisked away
the Director-General, Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko.
KASUPDA has gained the reputation of Kaduna’s most feared agency due to its demolition of properties across the state.
According to the report, Dikko, formerly a Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai before his elevation to
head the agency in 2019, was in a meeting with his staff when officials of the EFCC took over the office premises
a few minutes after 10am.
The report states that there was commotion before the entering of the DG into the black Hilux Toyota vehicle of the EFCC.
Sources told the publication that two EFCC officials in a suit and two police officers with rifles accompanied
the KASUPDA boss into the vehicle.
Though the staff at KASUPDA had earlier tried to stop the EFCC from leaving with the DG, Dikko was said to have
asked the security to open the gate. They took the DG to their Kaduna zonal office, with sources
stating his failure to honor the several invitations sent to him earlier by the commission.
By Taiyelolu A