Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano state Governor has said that the State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to continue with the probe of the former, emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
He said the commission is investigating the alleged N2.2 billion land racketeering in Gandun Sarki area of Kano. This issue is said to be the reason why Sanusi was removed.
News have it that Sanusi is not the only person been investigated. Others inclide Sarki Ibrahim, the Makaman of Kano, and Shehu Dankadai, the Sarkin Shanun Kano.
In his words while interacting with media personnels, Ganduje in Kano Government House said,
“When we wanted to bring on board reform to our traditional institution, the former emir did not cooperate with the process of reform. The process was truncated, so the only option for him was to find his way out. And that was what happened. When the process started, there were some legal issues that slowed the process. That time there was a so-called Kano Elders Forum that tried to also frustrate the reform process. Their case was squashed another court of competent jurisdiction. The reform’s sole aim is to trickle down development to other parts of the state, particularly the communities that house the new emirates that were created. Our state anti-corruption agency will continue probing the former Emir over the issues he has with the agency. When he (Sanusi) took the agency to court to stop probing him, the agency stopped. But now, the case has been quashed. So, the agency will continue probing him according to the set down law.”
Until this moment, the former emir of Kano state, Sanusi has issued no statement yet. Remember, he is currently on exile in Nasarawa state.