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Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by Kanixt(m): 2:34pm On May 25
Had it been different person was named as the replacement of Ada Bayero all these won't came up.

Let Sanusi face his corruption charges for now and forget this emirate saga, thereafter he will not wether he is on the left side or the right now.



Full report of commission that accused Emir Sanusi of fraud
ByAgency Report June 4, 2019 Reading Time: 9 mins read
Below is the full Interim Report of investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission as obtained exclusively by NAN.

Highlights of the 19-page document includes the indictment of individuals, amounts involved, obstruction of investigation by suspects and recommendations.

PRELIMINARY REPORT OF INVESTIGATION IN RESPECT OF PETITION OF


FINANCIAL MISAPPROPRIATION AGAINST KANO STATE EMIRATE


COUNCIL UNDER THE PRESENT EMIR MUHAMMADU SANUSI II

INTRODUCTION
Yahaya Bello vs EFCC

The Commission is in receipt of a complaint filed by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate dated 28th March, 2017 on allegation of Financial Misappropriation by Kano Emirate Council under the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The petitioners raised some allegations bordering on spending the funds without due regards to due process. They alleged that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) engaged in indiscriminate spending without regards to due process and the rule of law.

In the exercise of its powers under the provisions of Section 9 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended) the Commission launched an investigation into the allegation and in conformity with the provisions of Section 15(2) and (3) of the Commission’s enabling law wish to forward the preliminary report of the investigation to the Government. The opinion of the Commission is that disciplinary action be taken before further legal action.

FACTS OF THE CASE
The case was initially filed before the Commission by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate on allegation of Financial Misappropriation by Kano Emirate Council under the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II. In their petition they raised some allegations bordering on spending the funds without regards to due process. They alleged that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) spent over Three Hundred and Sixty Million (N360,000,000.00) only in the provision of CCTV in the Emir’s Palace. This is in addition to expenditures on hotels, chartered aircraft and many more which petitioners alleged to be well over Four Billion Naira.

INVESTIGATION
The investigation commenced in 2017 through inviting the officers who are directly connected with the maintenance of the Treasury of the Emirate for information and interview and also requested for relevant documents covering the said period of investigation which the Emirate Council complied.

Adoke AD
In the same vein, the Commission received an information from Ministry of Panning and Budget and Office of the Auditor General Local Government

Audit in respect of:-

(a) Approved budget for the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2017

(b) Audited Financial Account of the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2017.

The Commission also got statements from the Financial Controller of the Emirate who is also the Walin Kano Alh. Mahe Bashir Wali, Sarki Waziri thee Deputy Secretary of the Emirate as well as Rufa’I Buhari who is the Treasurer of the Emirate Council.

At the peak of our work during that period an investigation into the activities of Emirate Council was also commenced by State House of Assembly. The Commission then sent a letter to the speaker of Kano State House of Assembly seeking for clarification as to avoid duplicated investigation as enshrined under Section 16(1 )(a) of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended). The letter was duly acknowledged but never replied. (Copy attached). The Commission, as a mark of respect to the House and in fairness to the parties under investigation halted and suspended its investigation.

It was after the closure of the Assembly’s investigation that the Commission then decided to re-open and continue with its investigation with a view to ascertain the true position of things.


While the investigation process was going on, another complaint was lodged by Cardinal Architecture Ltd. against the Emirate Council, specifically the Chief of Staff who is the Danburam of Kano. The company alleged that it was awarded a construction work at Baban Daki and the money was paid to Tri-

c Nigeria Ltd. but was never paid to them. The complaint bothered on Eighty Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand and Twenty Three Naira Naira (N84,900,023.00) only which was alleged to have been criminally diverted for personal use. This prompted the Commission to merge the complaint together and treat it as one.

In the cause of investigation an invitation letter was served on four personnel of the Emirate Council for discussion and clarification on some expenditures incurred and the Commission believed they are at the right position to clarify but three persons refused to honour the invitation on the instructions of the Emir. By way of substantiating the assertion, Munnir Sanusi (one of the invitees) honoured the invitation of the Commission barely a week before the subsequent matter on a separate case.

The Commission also got necessary information from the hotels, Airline companies, travelling agencies and telecommunication companies. To expedite action, the investigation officers also travelled to some of the affected companies in Abuja and Lagos in order to receive more information and clarification on some documents in furtherance of the investigation.

FINDINGS
The fund in question is regulated by the provisions of Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004. The law provides under Section 4 that:

4.(1) “Every Local Government Council in the State shall in respect of each calendar month contribute three percent (3%) of the amount of its monthly statutory allocation into the fund

(2) The State Government shall in respect of each calendar month contribute an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total contribution of the Local Government Councils in the State made pursuant to sub-section (1) into the Fund

Section 8 Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004 which deals with the utilisation of the funds provides that:

8. The Fund shall be utilised:-

(a) For the payment of salaries, remuneration, allowances and other fringe benefits of the persons described in the schedule,·

(b) To defray all expenses of working and managing the affairs of the Council and its properties;

(c) To defray the cost of such works of a capital nature as the Council may deem necessary from time to time,·

(d) To grant loans and make advances to the persons on such terms and conditions as the council may approve,· and

(e) To defray operational expenses that may be incurred in the course of the general administration of the funds.

The schedule to which the above section relates provides inter alia that

1. Emirate Councils and their staff;

2. Other employees of the Emirate Council”

3. Royal Guard (Dogara!),-

4. Palace Staff (Yaran sark!),·

5. Persons employed for the administration of the Fund

The Law also mandates the preparation of the budget by the Emirate Council which is required to be transmitted to the Governor for necessary action apparently in conformity with Section 11 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004.

Investigation revealed that the Emirate Council failed to forward their estimate to the appropriate authorities as required by Law establishing the fund for consideration.

❖ From 2013 to 2017 Fifteen Million Naira (N 15,000,000.00) only was approved as budget for the Emirate annually based on the submission of the Ministry of Planning and Budget vide communication No. MPB/PLN/S/309/V.l/62 dated 26th April, 2017. (Copy attached).

This suggest that, in the first place there was no budgetary provision to authorize all the alleged expenditures.

❖ The Commission also got a statement from Financial Controller who confirmed that the Emirate Council approves its budget which indicated a gross violation of Section 120 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Section 11 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004 as well as Section 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended).

❖ In the cause of the Commission’s investigation some expenditures that were incurred without following due process or appears to be suspicious were uncovered. Huge sums of money were transferred to some banks accounts which were claimed to be companies’ accounts.

However, the companies appears to be either unregistered with the Corporate Affairs Commission or dormant that cannot appear in the public search of the companies register. Investigations also shows that those unregistered companies are linked to some of the identified suspects in the emirate council. Investigation will later reveal the beneficial owners of those entities.

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by ceejay10(m): 2:37pm On May 25
You are just bringing this rubbish up after how may years. Was he convicted of any of these charges since those years? Why now?

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by immortalcrown(m): 2:59pm On May 25
Two wrongs do not make a right. Therefore, I will not defend Sanusi if he is guilty of these allegations.

But I hate selective justice. I will not take this writer serious until he or she swears that those fighting Sanusi are not guilty of similar crimes.

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by Nukilia: 3:21pm On May 25
Let the APC wing of the Kano Emirate go to court... grin grin grin

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by Jostoman: 3:27pm On May 25
Take your nonsense Story to underbridge oshodi Mr APC.

Kano no be Lagos

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by Blue3k(m): 3:41pm On May 25
Kanixt:


Had it been different person was named as the replacement of Ada Bayero all these won't came up.

Let Sanusi face his corruption charges for now and forget this emirate saga, thereafter he will not wether he is on the left side or the right now.

Are you saying the state didn't drop the charges? That case is dead at this point even if he's guilty as sin.
Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by Beautifulday: 3:46pm On May 25
Blue3k:


Are you saying the state didn't drop the charges? That case is dead at this point even if he's guilty as sin.

Really! So why is he making noise up and down like a saint?
Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by ruffhandu: 4:19pm On May 25
I don't understand. Was he prosecuted? Was the case ongoing? Why did they not arrest him after removing him before. If they didn't then o ti lo
Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by BigkokoRep: 4:23pm On May 25
2027 fight gradually taking shape! Who ever wins this battle; Asiwaju or Kwakwaso, will determine who will be president in 2027.

Kwakwaso is for himself or AA
Asiwaju is for himself or himself.

AA might later be for PO with either SLS as Vice or Kwakwaso as Vice!
Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by Forumites: 4:27pm On May 25
Everybody just Dey talk rubbish about Sanusi. You all with short memories forgot what gandollar did to the state govt and the traditional throne of Kano.

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by BigYash: 4:54pm On May 25
That Gandoller is still chairing one party like that as we speak.. Party of thieves and election riggers grin

Let the war begins.. Yari moi moi ,and hairy anus where are thou?

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Re: Why Sanusi Can Never Reinstated As An Emir Of Kano by SisterAnn(f): 6:27pm On May 25
Kanixt:


Had it been different person was named as the replacement of Ada Bayero all these won't came up.

Let Sanusi face his corruption charges for now and forget this emirate saga, thereafter he will not wether he is on the left side or the right now.



Full report of commission that accused Emir Sanusi of fraud
ByAgency Report June 4, 2019 Reading Time: 9 mins read
Below is the full Interim Report of investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission as obtained exclusively by NAN.

Highlights of the 19-page document includes the indictment of individuals, amounts involved, obstruction of investigation by suspects and recommendations.

PRELIMINARY REPORT OF INVESTIGATION IN RESPECT OF PETITION OF


FINANCIAL MISAPPROPRIATION AGAINST KANO STATE EMIRATE


COUNCIL UNDER THE PRESENT EMIR MUHAMMADU SANUSI II

INTRODUCTION
Yahaya Bello vs EFCC

The Commission is in receipt of a complaint filed by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate dated 28th March, 2017 on allegation of Financial Misappropriation by Kano Emirate Council under the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The petitioners raised some allegations bordering on spending the funds without due regards to due process. They alleged that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) engaged in indiscriminate spending without regards to due process and the rule of law.

In the exercise of its powers under the provisions of Section 9 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended) the Commission launched an investigation into the allegation and in conformity with the provisions of Section 15(2) and (3) of the Commission’s enabling law wish to forward the preliminary report of the investigation to the Government. The opinion of the Commission is that disciplinary action be taken before further legal action.

FACTS OF THE CASE
The case was initially filed before the Commission by Concern Friends of Kano Emirate on allegation of Financial Misappropriation by Kano Emirate Council under the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II. In their petition they raised some allegations bordering on spending the funds without regards to due process. They alleged that, the Emir (Muhammadu Sanusi II) spent over Three Hundred and Sixty Million (N360,000,000.00) only in the provision of CCTV in the Emir’s Palace. This is in addition to expenditures on hotels, chartered aircraft and many more which petitioners alleged to be well over Four Billion Naira.

INVESTIGATION
The investigation commenced in 2017 through inviting the officers who are directly connected with the maintenance of the Treasury of the Emirate for information and interview and also requested for relevant documents covering the said period of investigation which the Emirate Council complied.

Adoke AD
In the same vein, the Commission received an information from Ministry of Panning and Budget and Office of the Auditor General Local Government

Audit in respect of:-

(a) Approved budget for the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2017

(b) Audited Financial Account of the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2017.

The Commission also got statements from the Financial Controller of the Emirate who is also the Walin Kano Alh. Mahe Bashir Wali, Sarki Waziri thee Deputy Secretary of the Emirate as well as Rufa’I Buhari who is the Treasurer of the Emirate Council.

At the peak of our work during that period an investigation into the activities of Emirate Council was also commenced by State House of Assembly. The Commission then sent a letter to the speaker of Kano State House of Assembly seeking for clarification as to avoid duplicated investigation as enshrined under Section 16(1 )(a) of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended). The letter was duly acknowledged but never replied. (Copy attached). The Commission, as a mark of respect to the House and in fairness to the parties under investigation halted and suspended its investigation.

It was after the closure of the Assembly’s investigation that the Commission then decided to re-open and continue with its investigation with a view to ascertain the true position of things.


While the investigation process was going on, another complaint was lodged by Cardinal Architecture Ltd. against the Emirate Council, specifically the Chief of Staff who is the Danburam of Kano. The company alleged that it was awarded a construction work at Baban Daki and the money was paid to Tri-

c Nigeria Ltd. but was never paid to them. The complaint bothered on Eighty Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand and Twenty Three Naira Naira (N84,900,023.00) only which was alleged to have been criminally diverted for personal use. This prompted the Commission to merge the complaint together and treat it as one.

In the cause of investigation an invitation letter was served on four personnel of the Emirate Council for discussion and clarification on some expenditures incurred and the Commission believed they are at the right position to clarify but three persons refused to honour the invitation on the instructions of the Emir. By way of substantiating the assertion, Munnir Sanusi (one of the invitees) honoured the invitation of the Commission barely a week before the subsequent matter on a separate case.

The Commission also got necessary information from the hotels, Airline companies, travelling agencies and telecommunication companies. To expedite action, the investigation officers also travelled to some of the affected companies in Abuja and Lagos in order to receive more information and clarification on some documents in furtherance of the investigation.

FINDINGS
The fund in question is regulated by the provisions of Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004. The law provides under Section 4 that:

4.(1) “Every Local Government Council in the State shall in respect of each calendar month contribute three percent (3%) of the amount of its monthly statutory allocation into the fund

(2) The State Government shall in respect of each calendar month contribute an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total contribution of the Local Government Councils in the State made pursuant to sub-section (1) into the Fund

Section 8 Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004 which deals with the utilisation of the funds provides that:

8. The Fund shall be utilised:-

(a) For the payment of salaries, remuneration, allowances and other fringe benefits of the persons described in the schedule,·

(b) To defray all expenses of working and managing the affairs of the Council and its properties;

(c) To defray the cost of such works of a capital nature as the Council may deem necessary from time to time,·

(d) To grant loans and make advances to the persons on such terms and conditions as the council may approve,· and

(e) To defray operational expenses that may be incurred in the course of the general administration of the funds.

The schedule to which the above section relates provides inter alia that

1. Emirate Councils and their staff;

2. Other employees of the Emirate Council”

3. Royal Guard (Dogara!),-

4. Palace Staff (Yaran sark!),·

5. Persons employed for the administration of the Fund

The Law also mandates the preparation of the budget by the Emirate Council which is required to be transmitted to the Governor for necessary action apparently in conformity with Section 11 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004.

Investigation revealed that the Emirate Council failed to forward their estimate to the appropriate authorities as required by Law establishing the fund for consideration.

❖ From 2013 to 2017 Fifteen Million Naira (N 15,000,000.00) only was approved as budget for the Emirate annually based on the submission of the Ministry of Planning and Budget vide communication No. MPB/PLN/S/309/V.l/62 dated 26th April, 2017. (Copy attached).

This suggest that, in the first place there was no budgetary provision to authorize all the alleged expenditures.

❖ The Commission also got a statement from Financial Controller who confirmed that the Emirate Council approves its budget which indicated a gross violation of Section 120 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Section 11 of the Kano State Emirate Council Special Fund Law 2004 as well as Section 26 of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended).

❖ In the cause of the Commission’s investigation some expenditures that were incurred without following due process or appears to be suspicious were uncovered. Huge sums of money were transferred to some banks accounts which were claimed to be companies’ accounts.

However, the companies appears to be either unregistered with the Corporate Affairs Commission or dormant that cannot appear in the public search of the companies register. Investigations also shows that those unregistered companies are linked to some of the identified suspects in the emirate council. Investigation will later reveal the beneficial owners of those entities.

YOLO

That one na abokii palava for Kano.

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