Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, has replied a query issued to him by the administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano.
The Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission which probed the emirate had accused it of misappropriating N3.4billion between 2014 and 2017.
Citing the report of the probe panel, the Kano government had asked the emir to respond to the allegation with 48 hours.
In a letter released to the press on Saturday, June 8 2019, the Alhaji Sanusi said there was nothing like misappropriation under him.
The letter was signed by Abba Yusuf, acting secretary of Kano emirate council.
Below is the which was obtained by TheCable:
I am directed to refer to your letter No. SSG/OFF/03/V.I, dated June 6th, 2019 to which was attached a copy of the report of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Chairman containing some allegations of financial misappropriation of the sum of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.
You may wish to note that at the time His Highness was appointed Sarkin Kano, the exact amount in the account of the Kano Emirate Council was N1,893,378,923.38 (One Billion Eight Hundred and Ninety Three Million, Three Hundred and Seventy Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty Eight Kobo Only).
It is also important to note that His Highness, Sarkin Kano is not the Accounting Officer of the Kano Emirate Council, but the Secretary of the Council. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to the various allegations contained in the report and accordingly give our responses as per the attached.
Please accept our best regards.
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission had recommended the suspension of the emir, saying during its investigation, it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under Sanusi.
The amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.
The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) had issued a query to Sanusi on behalf of Ganduje.
The emir was asked to respond within 48 hours.