The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.
This is in reaction to an alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion allegedly misspent by the emirate under Sanusi.
A preliminary report of the investigation conducted by the commission and signed by its chairman Muhuyi Magaji, shows that the amount was misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.
The report states that the expenditures contravened the provisions of section 120 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and section 8 of the Kano state emirate council special fund law 2004.
Similarly, the expenditure had also violated Section 314 of the penal code as well as provisions of section 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended).
“It is also the opinion of this Commission, based on the available evidence, that Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II continued to undermine the investigation through various means which include giving instruction to all officers invited for clarification to shun the commission’s invitation.
The act is seriously affecting the process of our statutory responsibility and offends the provisions of Section 25 of the Commission’s enabling Law 2008 (as amended).”
The report, therefore, recommended that the “principal suspect in the person of Muhammadu Sanusi II and all other suspects connected with the case be suspended, pending the final outcome of the investigations.
This is a necessary administrative disciplinary action aimed at preventing the suspects from further interfering with the commission’s investigations.
The commission further recommends that the contract awarded to Tri-C Nigeria Limited for the renovation of Babban Daki, Kofar Kudu and Gidan Sarki Dorayi should be revoked as the company belongs to one of the suspects in the person of Alhaji Mannir Sanusi, (The Chief of Staff in the Emirate)” the report read.
This is coming few weeks after Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, broke the Kano emirate into five, after a fall out with Sanusi.
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