Anti-graft commission calls for emir Sanusi’s suspension over alleged N3.4b scam

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Controversy over allegations of corruption against the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 has assumed a frightening dimension as the anti-graft agency has recommended the immediate suspension of the monarch.

A statement by chairman of the anti-graft agency,Muhuyi magaji accused the embattled Sanusi of mismanaging N3.4b between 2014 and 2017.

To this end, there have been persistent calls for his resignation from different quarters.

The anti-graft commission investigations into the expenditure of the Kano Emirate Council started in 2017 over the receipt of a complaint filed by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate dated 28th March, 2017

The petition raised allegations of financial misappropriation against Kano Emirate Council under the watch of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Already, the Kano state anti-graft agency has submitted a preliminary report of investigation in respect of petition of financial misappropriation against Kano Emirate Council under the reign of Muhammadu Sanusi to the State Government on Monday.

Reliable source from the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) confirmed the development to this reporter.

According to the report, the petitioners raised some allegations bordering on spending the funds without regards to due process.

They also alleged that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) spent overN360million only in the provision of CCTV in the Emir’s Palace.”

It said this was in addition to expenditures on hotels, chartered aircraft and many more which petitioners alleged to be well over N4billion.

The report also noted that investigations into the matter commenced in 2017 through invitation sent to the officers who are directly connected with the maintenance of the Treasury of the Emirate for information and interview and also requested for relevant documents covering the said period of investigation which the Emirate Council complied with .

The Commission also got statements from the Financial Controller of the Emirate who is also the Walin Kano Alh. Mahe Bashir Wali, Sarki Waziri, the Deputy Secretary of the Emirate as well as Rufa’I Buhari who is the Treasurer of the Emirate Council.

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