The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has affirmed that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, must make himself available to answer for fresh allegation on land racketeerin
While briefing reporters on Thursday, Chairman of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, maintained that the commission under his guidance is fully empowered to open new investigation on any body found wanting. He also disclosed that the Emir has a case to answer.
Muhuyi explained that Emir Sanusi is being invited to clear himself over allegation of illegal sale of government property. He also added that the commission is looking to set a new date for the Emir to appear before its investigative team.
His words in full:
“I wish to categorically state that, this commission is entering a new investigation brought forward by a whistleblower on 29th December, 2019 and is not related to an earlier investigation which is still subject matter of civil suit.
“Preliminary findings suggest that, a company, Country Wide House Ltd. served as a corporate vehicle to allegedly launder the sum of over N2bn being proceeds of several hectares of land in Darmanawa phase I and II and Bubbugaji, under the former right of occupancy CON-RESS 2016-503 illegally sold to Messer family home fund limited at the alleged instance of His Highness the Emir of Kano.
“Investigation further reveals that, some of the proceeds of the sales remitted to the Emirate Council’s bank account can be traced to the companies of interest to His Highness.”