Just In: Kano Assembly sets up committee to Investigate Emir Sanusi

The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday constituted a committee to investigate Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II over a petition forwarded to the house against him according to Tanko Yakasai.

Mr Tanko is the media aide to Governor Umar Ganduje –

The member representing Sumaila constituency at the Assembly, Zubairu Hamza raised the issue at plenary on Wednesday.

The subsequently ordered the committee to report back in 7 days.

Before now, the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, had been accused of fraud. In what many consider the political persecution of the emir by the Kano governor, Umar Ganduje, the Kano emirate was recently split into five by the state government, each with its own emir.

Now, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission says it has uncovered over N3.4 billion allegedly misappropriated by Mr Sanusi. The alleged amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.

According to the report, the investigation was in respect of a petition of financial misappropriation levelled against Kano Emirate Council under the present Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The report indicated that the Kano Emirate Council had spent over N1.4 billion in various expenditures believed to be fraudulent and unappropriated.

The Emirate Council was accused to have spent over N1.9 billion unappropriated on seemingly personal expenditures, making the total sum of the questionable expenditures. But it is however not clear details of the latest investigation by the House of Assembly.

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