Kano emirate: Yakasai tells Emir Sanusi to answer query over alleged misappropriation of funds

Kano emirate: Yakasai tells Emir Sanusi to answer query over alleged misappropriation of funds

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has called on the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, to go through the content of the allegations against him and provide answers to the issues raised.

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission accused Kano Emirate Council of financial mismanagement.

Yakassai called on investigators to be objective and impartial in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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According to Yakasai, the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission said that the emir was not cooperating with their investigation, The Nation reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Yakassai faulted Sanusi's refusal to submit himself to the commission's investigation, saying such would certainly not be helpful in the case.

The elder statesman said silence both in the common law and in Islam is deemed as consent.

He said the call for Sanusi's resignation would not solve any problem, adding that resigning as emir would not clear Sanusi of the allegations levelled against him.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, on Monday, June 3, said it uncovered over N3.4 billion allegedly misappropriated by the Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II-led Kano Emirate Council.

According to a preliminary report of the investigation conducted by the commission and signed by its chairman, Muhuyi Magaji, the alleged amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.

The interim report by the commission raised four cardinal issues bordering on indictments, amount involved, obstruction of investigation and recommendations.

It also indicated that the Kano emirate council had spent over N1.4 billion in various expenditures believed to be fraudulent and unappropriated.

The report further accused the emirate council of spending over N1.9 billion unappropriated on seemingly personal expenditures, making the total sum of the questionable amount.

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The report said the expenditures contravened the provisions of section 120 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and section 8 of the Kano Sate Emirate Council special fund law 2004.

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