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Sanusi Lamido gets query, faces suspension

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Alleged ‘mis-spending’ of N3.4 billion has earned the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi a query from the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, issued the query on behalf of the governor following the recommendation of the State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission.

The amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.

A letter was served on the emir on Wednesday but Chief of Staff to the emir, Munir Sanusi said it was received on Thursday.

Munir said the state government asked the emir to respond within 24 hours.

In the report of its investigation, the panel which probed Kano Emirate said over N1.4 billion was spent on “fraudulent and unappropriated expenditure”.

According to the report, the expenditure contravened the provisions of Section 120 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Section 8 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law, 2004.

“It is also the opinion of this commission, based on the available evidence, that Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II continued to undermine the investigation through various means which include giving instruction to all officers invited for clarification to shun the commission’s invitation.

“The act is seriously affecting the process of our statutory responsibility and offends the provisions of Section 25 of the Commission’s enabling law 2008 (as amended).”

Another source said the emir could be suspended after responding to the query.

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