The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said that the state’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission will continue its suspended corruption probe against the dethroned emir of the state, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Ganduje, who made this disclosure while interacting with journalists on Monday in Kano, noted that the continuation followed the quashing of Mr Sanusi’s effort to stop the probe by a competent court of law.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Abba Anwar, the governor stated that: “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.”
“That time there was this so-called Kano Elders Forum, that tried to also frustrate the reform process. Their case was squashed by another court of competent jurisdiction.”
In the absence of all legal issues, as observed by Ganduje, the process has already been concluded, “and it is the sole aim of trickling down development to other parts of the state, particularly the communities that house the new Emirates, that they were created”.
“Our state Anti-Corruption Agency will continue probing the former Emir over the issues he has with them.
“When he took them to court to stop the Agency from probing him, the case was quashed. So they will continue probing him according to the set down law.”