The probe against the Emir of Kano,Muhammadu Sanusi II,into the financial dealings of the Emirate council has been suspended by the State government’s anti-corruption agency.
The Emir was allegedly accused for the misuse N6 billion by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission.
The state’s House of Assembly launched a separate investigation of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, following allegations of funds misappropriation, “defamation of character, breach of oath of office/oath of allegiance, abuse of office privileges and protocol, and political and religious interference”.
The chairman of the anti-corruption body, Muhyi Gado, said the commission was suspending its probe “indefinitely”.
He said the commission could not continue as the House was also conducting an investigation.
Mr. Gado declined further comments.
But a source told PREMIUM TIMES that the commission viewed the investigation by House of Assembly as interference and an effort to scuttle the probe.
“We are not happy with the coming in of the House of Assembly into this matter and we cannot continue doing the same thing with them; that is why we allowed them to do it themselves,” the source said.
“You see many would rather see the House interference as purely political while our own has nothing to do with that. We do things professionally according to the dictate of laws.”
The source said the commission was prepared to resume the probe if the House allowed it.