Kano State House Of Assembly Backtracks, Withdraws Charges Against Emir Sanusi
BY ABDULGAFAR OLADIMEJI, Kano
Kano state House of Assembly has terminated the ongoing probe into the alleged misappropriation of monies belonging to Kano emirate by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The assembly said the decision to rescind investigations into the allegations levied against the Kano monarch is prompted by a letter written by Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje requesting the house to halt further actions against the royal father.
The Kano State House of Assembly stated that, the missive from governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, appeal to the state legislative arm of government to halt proceedings into the eight count charge against the Emir of Kano.
The Speaker of the house, Rt Hon Kabiru Alhassan Rurum yesterday(Monday)read the letter on the floor of the house.
The speaker said Ganduje’s appeal was incited by inference from prominent Nigerians, amongst whom are the Governors’ Forum, Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, Sultan of Sokoto, Alh Sahaad Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of house of representatives Yakubu Dogara and Aminu Dantata among others.
Ganduje in the letter to buttress his appeal for the terminatination of further investigation of the charges against the Kano monarch posit that the Emir had act contrite during a reconciliation session organized by Northern Governors’ forum in Kaduna.
The house after an extensive deliberation session passed a unanimous verdict approving the termination of he probe into the alleged illicit activities of the emir.
It would be recalled that Kano state House of Assembly had set up an eight man committee to investigate allegation of misappropriation of funds against the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
The committee was mandated to investigate the alleged involvement of Emir Sanusi into political issues, misappropriation of emirate Council’s fund, and unguarded utterances made against President Muhammad, it may be recalled.
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