The probe Muhammadu Sanusi II is present process has taken one other flip because the investigation report has advisable suspension for the emir as he was accused of obstructing investigation.
The current scenario portends evil is quick approaching for the embattled emir and this was what his grandfather, Muhammdu Sanusi, who occupied the identical throne was subjected to in 1963.
He was humiliated to the extent of being banished to Azare in Bauchi the place he died 20 years after.
Is historical past truly repeating itself between grandfather and grandson?
Already, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Fee says it has uncovered over N3.four billion allegedly misappropriated by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II. The alleged quantity was mentioned to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.
That is contained in a preliminary report of investigation carried out by the fee and signed by its Chairman, Mr. Muhuyi Magaji.
In keeping with the report, the investigation was in respect of a petition of economic misappropriation levelled in opposition to Kano Emirate Council beneath the current Emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The interim report raised 4 cardinal points bordering on indictments, quantity concerned, obstruction of investigation and proposals.
The report indicated that the Kano Emirate Council had spent over N1.four billion in varied expenditure believed to be fraudulent and never appropriated.
As well as, the Emirate Council was alleged to have spent over N1.9 billion not appropriated on seemingly private expenditures, making the entire sum of the questionable expenditures.
In keeping with the report, the expenditure contravened the provisions of Part 120 of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Part eight of the Kano State Emirate Council Particular Fund Legislation 2004.
Equally, the expenditures had additionally violated Part 314 of Penal Code in addition to provisions of Part 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee Legislation 2008 (as amended).
“Additionally it is the opinion of this Fee, primarily based on the obtainable proof, that Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II continued to undermine the investigation by means of varied means which embrace giving instruction to all officers invited for clarification to shun the fee’s invitation.
“The act is significantly affecting the method of our statutory duty and offends the provisions of Part 25 of the Fee’s enabling Legislation 2008 (as amended),” the report mentioned.
The report, due to this fact, advisable that the principal suspect within the particular person of Muhammadu Sanusi II and all different suspects linked with the case be suspended, pending the ultimate end result of the investigations.
“This can be a crucial administrative disciplinary motion aimed toward stopping the suspects from additional interfering with the fee’s investigations.
“The fee additional recommends that the contract awarded to Tri-C Nigeria Restricted for renovation of Babban Daki, Kofar Kudu and Gidan Sarki Dorayi ought to be revoked as the corporate belongs to one of many suspects in particular person of Alhaji Mannir Sanusi, (the Chief of Employees within the Emirate),” it mentioned.
In keeping with the report, the corporate didn’t settle the sub-contractor, Cardinal Structure Ltd, after being duly paid.
It additional advisable that applicable authority ought to be put in place to supervise the affairs of the Emirate Council in keeping with established statutes and insurance policies, pending the ultimate end result of the fee’s investigations.
It additionally advisable that additional authorized motion ought to be taken in opposition to all of the suspects as quickly as the ultimate end result of the investigations had been concluded and authorized recommendation accordingly issued
In the meantime, the Emirate Council, as on the time of penning this report, mentioned to be learning the querry issued by Governor Ibrahim Gnduje of Kano State in an effort to provide you with an applicable response, is but to react to this contemporary growth, Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, stories.