by Azeez Adeniyi
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has said the EFCC is not involved in the ongoing investigation of alleged misappropriation of N6 billion by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Chairman of the commission, Muhiyi Magaji on Tuesday said reports that the EFCC was involved in the investigation was false.
“Yes, I met with the EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, last week, but it was on the general activities of the commission as well as its success or achievements.
“We have not handed over this case to EFCC, so how can their operatives storm the Emir’s Palace and locked some offices as being peddled.
“Any contrary information on my meeting with the EFCC chairman is not only baseless but untrue and unfounded, so people should disregard it,” Magaji said.
Magaji also said the commission had nothing to do with reconciliation meeting convened by some northern state governors to intervene in the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Sanusi’s feud.
“The state government did not ask us to do what we are doing and did not also ask us to stop.
“The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended) provides for the independence of the commission.
“In exercising its powers under the law, the commission shall not be subjected to the direction and control of any authority.
“As such the commission is only attached to the government to address administrative issues but not operational.
“So we are acting on the petition and any other thing is secondary to the commission,’’ he said.