Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has stood its ground that the reconciliation between the State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll will not stop its investigation.
Recall that an aide of the Governor, Abba Anwar at the weekend noted that though there were interventions by Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi latest on the Ganduje- Sanusi Disagreement, it is not yet clear if both parties are reconciled.
Addressing a press conference yesterday, Chairman of the Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado said, the commission as an independent agency had nothing to do with the reconciliation between the two leaders.
According to Rimingado, the commission was carrying out the investigation based on a complaint by concerned friends of Kano Emirate council, who raised some allegations bordering on spending funds belonging to the emirate without appropriation and regards to due process.
He said, “After the receipt of the complaint, the commission launched investigation into the matter in line with the provisions of sections 8,9 and 15 of its Law 2008 which culminated into the issuance of preliminary investigation report forwarded to the government on the 31st May 2019, suggesting among other things, suspension of all persons fingered in the report to enable the commission continues with its investigation without interference.
“The preliminary report is just a tip of the iceberg of the commission’s findings as investigation is ongoing.
The three fundamental issues raised in the report is obstruction of investigation which necessitated the report so that the government can implore administrative means to enable the commission to exercise its statutory powers with respect to the case.”
Rimingado further explained that after the issuance of the query letter to the emir by the government, many things had happened which necessitated the commission to state its position.
“The investigation was not commenced at the instance of Kano state government, rather as a result of series of complaints by citizens of Kano state, the preliminary report is only for the government to act administratively so that the commission can continue to exercise its responsibilities without any interference and nothing more.
“So, as far as the commission is concerned this investigation is ongoing and the commission will do everything legally possibly to deliver its mandate with respect to this case,” he concluded.