It seems Kano State is not yet done with the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the anti-corruption Agency of Kano State has indicated it’s readiness to invite the deposed Emir over allegations of corruption.
According to the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, Sanusi has a case to answer in an alleged N2.2 billion land scam.
According to the commission, the alleged land scam involves the sale of several hectres at Darmanawa Phase 1 and II as well as Bubbugaji areas of Kano State.
According to a report by ThisDay, the commission has said it has adequate evidence before it to secure a warrant of invitation for the deposed Emir and others involved in the alleged land scam.
The anti-corruption commission had earlier attempted to invite the former Emir March 5 but was barred by the judgment of the Federal High Court in Kano who restrained the commission from inviting Sanusi.
According to the commission;
“Investigation is still ongoing; some companies were invited by the commission.
The deposed emir will soon be invited to clear himself of an allegation of illegal sale of government property and the new allegation is not related to the previous investigation.
The dethronement of Sanusi as Emir of Kano will not stop the commission from carrying out its duties on the ongoing investigation of the alleged land scam.
The commission now has a fertile ground to carry out its investigation without any interference.”
The commission added further that Sanusi is also being investigated for the mismanagement of about N3.4 billion emirate funds.
While submitting it’s report to the state government, the commission recommended the suspension of Sanusi from office at the time.
The Commission Chairman, Mr. Muhuyi Rimingado said the agency has been empowered to investigate anyone found wanting including the former Emir.
According to the Chairman,
“I wish to categorically state that this commission is entering a new investigation brought forward by a whistleblower on 29th December 2019, and is not related to an earlier investigation, which is still subject matter of civil suit.
“Preliminary findings suggest that, a company; Country Wide House Limited, served as a corporate vehicle to allegedly launder the sum of over N2billion being proceeds of several hectares of land in Darmanawa Phase I and II and Bubbugaji, under the former right of occupancy CON-RESS 2016-503 illegally sold to Messer Family Home Fund Limited at the alleged instance of His Highness the Emir of Kano.
“Investigation further reveals that some of the proceeds of the sales remitted to the emirate council bank account can be traced to the companies of interest to His Highness.”