- The Kano state government through its anti-graft agency is reportedly planning to file corruption charges against former Kano emir, Muhammad Sanusi II
- Sanusi was accused of being involved in illegal sales of hectares of land
- The commission has also given the former emir two days to respond to the allegations of illegal sales of land
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Months after dethroning Muhammad Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano, the Kano state government is reportedly planning to file corruption charges against the former monarch.
The Cable reported that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has given the former emir two days to respond to allegations of land racketeering against him.
According to the newspaper, charges will be filed against the former monarch soon.
Legit.ng gathers in a letter dated September 8, that the Kano state anti-graft agency said it was investigating “the management of pieces of land that were reserved as ‘GANDUN SARKI’ spread in many parts of the state” under the stewardship of the former emir. The letter read:
“Investigation revealed that all transactions for the sale of the landed properties belonging to the Emirate were done corruptly by the trio of Shehu Muhammad Dankadai (Sarkin Shanu), Sarki Abdullahi Ibrahim (Makaman Kano) and Mustapha Kawu Yahaya (Dan Isan Lapai) purportedly on behalf of Ado Bayero Royal City Trust Fund and allegedly on your instructions.”
Earlier, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kano state anti-corruption agency was challenged by Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje to investigate and prosecute anyone found culpable of corrupt practice, including members of his cabinet.
The Kano state governor disclosed this on Sunday, August 16, while inspecting construction work at the commission’s headquarters.
Ganduje who gave the commission the greenlight insisted that “no comprise should override any priority” in order to purge Kano of corruption.
In another related development, Kano state government has now beamed its searchlight on some of the projects initiated and abandoned by the administration of former governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
In doing this, Ganduje's administration has set up a committee to assess all the abandoned 5km road projects awarded by Kwankwaso.
The projects, according to Leadership, cover the 44 local government areas in the state.
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