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More Troubles For Kano Emir As Anti-Corruption Summons Wife, Ado Bayero, Ors

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More troubles are brewing for Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammad III as the state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned his wife and other allies despite order against the Governor Umar Ganduje-led administration to stall further moves against him.

The Anti-Corruption Commission has asked some affected persons to appear at the chairman’s office conference room on Monday, June 24, 2019, for continued investigation.

The commission it is further investigating alleged violation of Section 26 of the Commission’s enabling Law in the management of Kano State Council Funds.

The letter, signed by the Director of Public Complaints and Mediation, reads:

“The commission in the exercise of its power conferred to it under Section 9 and 15 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended) is further investigating an alleged violation of Section 26 of the Commission’s enabling Law in the management of Kano State Council Funds.

“Consequent upon the above and pursuant to the provision of Section 31(1) (a) and (b) of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended) you are requested to extend the Commission’s invitation to some personalities that expenditures were incurred for them in the respect of medical sponsorship to overseas to appear before this commission along with relevant documents to shed more lights on same.”

Those invited for the investigative interrogation are:

  1. One of the wives of Emir Sanusi, Maryam
  2. The two wives of the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Binta and Hadiza
  3. 92-year-old Jarman Kano, Professor Isa Hashim
  4. 93-year-old Sarkin Bai and District Head of Dambatta, Mukhtar Adnan
  5. 84-year-old Dan Iyan Kano, Yusuf Bayero
  6. Ma’ajin Watari, Abba Ahmed
  7. Former Dan Iyan Kano and uncle to the current emir, Ado Sanusi
  8. Dan Ruwatan Kano, Ibrahim Ado Bayero and,
  9. Sallaman Kano, Aminu Dako.

They were invited to explain why the council paid their foreign medical bills inter alia.

Meanwhile, the Emirate council’s lawyers have written to the commission, drawing its attention to the subsisting order of the Federal High Court, Kano against Governor Umar Ganduje and the commission.


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