Breaking: Kano Anti-corruption agency recommends the sack of Emir Sanusi
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has after it’s investigations into the alleged misappropriation of N3.4billion by the Emir recommended his immediate suspension.
According to the Public complaints and anti corruption body, the alleged amount misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.
The recommendations was part of the preliminary reports on the investigation conducted by the commission and signed by its chairman, Muhuyi Magaji, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Monday.
According to the report which preceded a petition bordering on financial misappropriation filed against Kano Emirate Council under the present emir before the commission.
The interim report contained four cardinal issues bordering on indictments, amount involved, obstruction of investigation and recommendations.
The report revealed that the Kano Emirate Council had spent over N1.4 billion in various expenditures believed to be fraudulent and unappropriated.
Furthermore, the Emirate Council was accused to have spent over N1.9 billion unappropriated on seemingly private expenditures, making the total sum of the questionable expenditures.
The report indicates thar the unappropriated expenditures incurred the wraths 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 expenditures had also contravened Section 314 of Penal Code as well as provisions of Section 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended).
Part of the report also reads,
“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, conclusively recommended that the prime suspect in the person of Muhammadu Sanusi II and all other suspects who played one role or the other in the commission of the crime be immediately suspended pending the final outcome of the investigations.
In their words,
“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 renovation of Babban Daki, Kofar Kudu and Gidan Sarki Dorayi should be revoked as the company belongs to one of the suspects in person of Alhaji Mannir Sanusi, (The Chief of Staff in the Emirate).”
The commission further recommended that the Emirate be run by an independent body pending the determination of the alleged offences by the court of competent jurisdiction.
The Emirate is yet to react to this development as at the time of filing this report.