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Kano Assembly constitutes eight-man committee to probe Emir Sanusi


Kano Assembly constitutes eight-man committee to probe Emir Sanusi

An eight-man committee has been set up by  the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Mallam Mohammad Sanusi II.

This followed allegations of defamation of character, breach of oath of office/oath of allegiance, abuse of office privileges and protocol, political and religious interference, unguided utterances, misappropriation of funds belonging to the Kano Emirate Council, and undue criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari/APC-led government, leveled against Sanusi by Hon. Ibrahim Ahmad Gama who represents Nasarawa constituency in the assembly.

Gama accused Sanusi of claiming in a speech in Kaduna that the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and his entourage, including Gama himself as Chairman of the House Committee on Works, spent one month in China seeking for a loan to construct the light rail.

He said the Emir’s statement was not true as they spent only four days in China, and the visit was to find out the capacity of the company to handle the rail project.

Gama also took issues with Sanusi for choosing his daughter to represent him at an event in Abuja. He said, “there are many responsible Emirate Council members who could have represented him at the programme. This is the first time we are seeing such in the history of the traditional home.”

Gama further accused Emir Sanusi of getting involved in political issues, the misappropriation of the Emirate Council’s funds and making statements against President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhassan Rirum, on Thursday, said that the investigation of the Emir of Kano, by the House was not connected to a similar exercise being undertaken by Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission.

The commission is looking into the misappropriations of funds of the emirate council initially reported to run into about N6 billion from the time Sanusi became the Emir in 2014.

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