Alleged N2 billion scam: Sanusi loses bid to stop probe

Alleged N2 billion scam: Sanusi loses bid to stop probe

- The former emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lost his bid to stop the Kano anti-corruption commission from probing him over alleged scam

- An application by the Sanusi seeking to stop the commission's probe was dismissed by the Federal High Court

- The court ruled that the former emir cannot restrain a statutory body from carrying out its official responsibility

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The former emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lost his bid to stop the state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from probing him over N2 billion alleged land scam.

An application by Sanusi seeking to stop the commission's probe was dismissed by the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Channels TV reported.

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Muhammadu Sanusi II is still facing investigation over an alleged N2 billion land scam. Photo credits: El-Rufai
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The trial judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa ruled on Monday, June 8, that Sanusi cannot restrain a statutory body from carrying out its official responsibility.

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He stated that the former emir’s fundamental human rights have not been breached in any way by the investigation of the commission.

“The substratum of the entire case of the applicant collapsed” with the court’s decision that there has been no breach of the fundamental human right of the applicant, thereby dismissing all other claims as mere academic," the judge said.

Meanwhile, following the number of mysterious unexplained deaths and burials in Kano state, the federal government has finally revealed the cause.

According to Daily Trust, the government explained that with circumstantial evidence, investigation suggests that COVID-19 may have caused between 50-60% of the unexplained deaths.

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, disclosed this on Monday, June 8, at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

The minister went on to note that in the face of pre-existing ailments most fatalities in the state were over the age of 65 years. It was also reported that the team confirmed from records at the graveyard 979 people died within five weeks in Kano.

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The deaths were recorded in eight local government areas at the rate of 43 per day.

In another report, in a concentrated effort geared towards stemming down the spread of Covid-19, Kano state government has begun a house-to-house collection of samples for the COVID-19 test.

Kano is second on the log of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with 980 following the agency's declaration on Thursday, June 4, announcing 10 new cases in the state.

In a control response, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said massive door-to-door testing will be carried out to detect more cases in the state.

Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, Ganduje said the exercise will flag-off in local government areas including Taurani, Nasarawa, and KMC, where most of the confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are concentrated.

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