By Umar Salam.
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has given a detailed explanation of his alleged misappropriation of N3.4billion Emirate funds in compliance with the 48 hours ultimatum given to him to respond to a query issued by the Kano State Government.
In the response signed by the Acting Secretary of the emirate council, Abba Yusuf, the emir disclosed that the total amount he met in the accounts of the Kano Emirates Council on his assumption of office was N1,893,378,927.38, hence, could not have embezzled the alleged N3.4billion, as he is not the accounting officer of the emirate council, nor did such amount exist at the time he assumed office.
“I am directed to refer to your letter No.SSG/OFF/03/V.1.dated June 6,2019 to which was attached a copy of the report of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission containing some allegations of financial misappropriation of the sum of N3.4 Billion by the Kano Emirate Council.
“You may wish to note that at the time His Highness was appointed Sarkin Kano, the exact amount in the accounts of the Kano Emirate Council was N1,893,378,927.38. It is also important to note that His Highness, Sarkin Kano, is not the Accounting Officer of the Kano Emirate Council, but the Secretary of the Council”, the statement read.
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