By Glam & Essence
These are definitely not the best of times for the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, as the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has recommended his suspension.
The commission stated that during its investigation, it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under Sanusi, between 2014 and 2017.
According to NAN, this is contained in a preliminary report of investigation conducted by the commission and signed by Muhuyi Magaji, its chairman.
The interim report raised four cardinal issues bordering on indictment, amount involved, obstruction of investigation and recommendations.
The report indicated that the Kano Emirate Council had unappropriately spent over N1.4 billion in various expenditures.
That’s not all,, the Emirate Council was alleged to have spent over N1.9 billion unappropriated on seemingly personal expenditure, making the sum questionable
According to the report, the expenditure contravened the provisions of section 120 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria (as amended) and section 8 of the Kano state emirate council special fund law 2004,while violating 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).
The Commission,is said to have accused the Emir of attempts to undermine the investigation through various means which include giving instruction to all officers invited for clarification to shun the commission’s invitation. The report said it based its accusation on evidence received.
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.
“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).”
All of this ,critics say is happening as a result of the fallout between the Emir of Kano and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the State.