by Azeez Adeniyi
Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji has explained why the agency suspended the N6bn probe of the Kano Emirate Council.
Magaji on Monday said the commission had also recorded a “water tight case against the emirate council’’ over the allegations of financial misappropriation.
“We have also identified our primary suspect in the course of the investigation,’’ he said, but declined to name the suspect,” he said.
He however said the agency suspended the probe to avoid a “crisis of concurrent investigation with the state House of Assembly and possible litigation by interested parties.”
The chairman explained that the state legislature had taken over the case by constituting an eight-man committee to conduct a similar probe when the commission was on top of the situation.
He added that the commission had found out that “all the monies allegedly spent were not appropriated for contrary to the Kano State Emirate Council Law 2004.”
“But our findings from the Ministry of Budget and Planning confirmed that the emirate council has an annual overheads of N15m and no capital allocation even under Emir Sanusi,’’ said the chairman.