Emir Sanusi’s Corruption Probe Continues Despite Reconciliation With Ganduje – Kano Govt
NEWS DIGEST – The Kano Anti-Corruption and Public Complaint Commission has vowed to go on with its investigation into alleged financial misappropriation by the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, despite reports of reconciliation between Governor Ganduje and the monarch.
The commission’s chairman, Muhuyi Rimin-Gado told newsmen on Monday that the three fundamental issues raised by the commission include obstruction of its investigation which necessitated its reports to the government.
The Chairman expressed worry that after the issuance of the query to the Emir by the government, many things happened which necessitated the stating of its position as an independent entity.
He said, “Our position that the investigation was not commenced at the instance of the government but as a result of series of complaints by Kano Citizens, and that by virtue of section 8 of the State Public Complaints and anti-Corruption law 2008 as amended the Commission shall not be subjected to the direction and control of any authority, that the Commission is not under the control or discretion of any authority or person.
“That our preliminary report is only for the government to act administratively so that the Commission can continue to exercise its responsibilities without any interference and nothing more.
“That as far as the Commission is concerned this investigation is ongoing and the Commission will do everything legally possible to deliver its mandate with respect to the case,” Mr Rimin-Gado stated.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had mediated in the between the governor and the emir, following calls for his intervention and that of Northern elders as the estrangement between the governor and the emir raised tension in the state.
The president’s intervention comes a day to the expiration of a query issued to the emir by the state government, seeking answer on alleged misappropriation of the emirate’s finances.
At the peace meeting held Friday night in Abuja, the governor and the emir have agreed to sheath the sword for the interest of Kano as well as to de-escalate tension and prevent break down of law and order.