Emir Muhammadu Sanusi’s wife was ‘unintentionally’ invited for questioning in relation to a fraud probe by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission.
Muhuyi Magaji later explained that when the commission realised it invited Mrs Sanusi, it withdrew the invitation and that of 29 others. The commission had earlier indicted Mr Sanusi and the Kano Emirate Council of misappropriating N3.4 billion, but the emirate has denied any wrongdoing by Mr Sanusi and other indicted persons and has secured a court injunction to stall the investigation.
Magaji went on to say the commission has withdrawn the letters of invitation issued to about 30 people. He explained that the commission found it necessary to withdraw the invitation following the discovery of the name of the wife of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, on the list of those invited for investigation.
According to Mr Magaji, the commission will now request for the documents and limit itself to the expenditures that the agency is probing.
“More than 30 people have been pencilled down for invitation because we have information that whenever we requested for information or document they used to deny us and they engage in producing same apparently in anticipation of a court case. Therefore, we decided to invite those necessary based on the available facts at hand.
“The recent issue is for medical trip overseas and we decided to invite the beneficiaries because even the accountant was not allowed to come to us. So we don’t have anybody to as.