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 Osinbajo, Sultan, Ganduje ‘Save’ Emir Sanusi



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By Kolawole Oloyede

The Kano State Assembly has said it was suspending its investigation into the finances of the Kano Emirate Council following interventions of prominent Nigerians, including Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the State Governor, Umar Ganduje and the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III.

Speaker of the Assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, made this known after reading a letter from Governor Ganduje urging the lawmakers to stand down the investigation.

According to Rurum, notable personalities who had waded into the matter also include Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Aminu Dantata, and members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.

The letter from Governor Ganduje noted that Emir Sanusi had personally apologised for his mistakes during a reconciliation forum organized by Northern Governors’ forum in Kaduna hence the reason for suspending the investigation.

The State Assembly had set up a seven-man committee to investigate Sanusi following allegations of funds “misappropriation, defamation of character, breach of oath of office/oath of allegiance, abuse of office privileges and protocol, and political and religious interference.”

It would also be recalled that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, which was also investigating the Emirate council, had last week announced it was suspending the probe.

Chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji, said the suspension was to allow the State lawmakers carry on with their own investigation.

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“We have suspended the probe because it will be unwise to run the same probe concurrently,” Magaji said.

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