Kano Assembly allegedly files 8-count corruption charges against Emir Sanusi



Emerging reports say that the Kano State Assembly has reportedly filed 8-
count charges against Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II.
According to Lere Olayinka, an aide to Ekiti state governor Ayodele
Fayose, said the assembly voted overwhelmingly for a probe of Emir
Sanusi.
Olayinka was quoting a Facebook user named Sunday Akoji, who
claimed that the emir has been accused of many counts of corrupt
practices and is now under probe.
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The committee probing the Kano monarch is expected to report back
to the House in two weeks.
The report comes just as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
apologized to the Kano monarch over a report on a probe into the
financial activities of his emirate council.
Jamie Angus, editorial director at BBC, tendered an apology letter to
Sanusi over an April 24 story that said the traditional ruler was among
those being investigated in connection to alleged misappropriation of
about N6 billion Emirate Council fund Angus has come out to say that
the report is not correct.
Sanusi is reportedly under probe by Kano state assembly
He explained that the station’s editorial staff in Abuja had inaccurately
translated an April 24 interview with Muhyi Magaji, the chairman of
Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, who
allegedly said that Sanusi was under investigation.
Angus said: “ The recording of the interview was passed to another
colleague in Abuja office, summarised in a despatch and then sent to
London where the online report was written and published.
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“It is now clear from our investigations that the reports did not
accurately reflect what we were told by Magaji, who had, in fact, made
clear to our reporter that you had not been invited in for questioning
and indeed that it was unlikely that there would be a need to invite you
for question.
“Accordingly, the report we published suggested that you were under
personal investigation was not correct and for that I offer my sincere
apologies.”

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