By Umar Salam.
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has responded to Emir Muhammadu Sanusi’s claim that he was not the accounting officer of the Emirate.
The Emir had further claimed that at the time of his installation as the Emir of Kano, the exact amount in the account of the Emirate Council was N1,893,927.38 (One Billion Eight Hundred, Nine Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty-Eight Kobo) only.
However, in a letter dated June 11, 2019, which was signed by the commission’s Executive Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji, and addressed to the Secretary to the Kano State Government, the anti-corruption commission dismissed the Emir’s claim, calling it a deception and misrepresentation of facts.
The commission insisted the Emir authorised the expenses incurred by the Emirate, attaching documents as proof.
The commission stated that the initial amount at the Emirate’s First Bank account before the death of late Ado Bayero was over N7 billion, but after some withdrawals, Emir Sanusi inherited N4.7 billion after his installation, which he illegally spent.
Mr Magaji urged the state government to implement its initial recommendations of suspending the Emir for investigation to thrive in the interest of public policy and the anti-corruption drive.