Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption on Thursday insisted that Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II must appear before it for fresh allegation on land racketeering.
Chairman of the commission Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado at a news conference who insisted the agency is empowered to open fresh investigation on anybody found wanting disclosed that Emir Sanusi has a case to answer.
Barr. Muhuyi who explained that Emir Sanusi II is being invited to clear himself over allegation of illegal sales of government property restated the new allegation was not related to the previous investigation.
The Newshawk recalled that an invitation letter signed by the Commission Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado containing details of the allegation was sent on Wednesday to Emir Sanusi to appear at the commission on Thursday.
” 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 the subject matter of the civil suit, said the Commission Chairman.
According to him, ” Preliminary investigations suggest that a company; Country Wide House Ltd. served as a corporate vehicle allegedly use to launder over N2bn being proceeded 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 alleged instance of the emir of Kano.
” Investigation further reveals that some proceeds of the sales remitted to the emirate council bank account can be traced to the companies of interest to His Highness.