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Court stops Kano anti-corruption from probing Emir Sanusi

A Federal High Court has stopped the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from further investigating Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The court, sitting in Kano, halted the probe after it granted an interim injunction restraining the state anti-corruption commission from further investigation of the Emir.

According to an exparte order granted by Justice Lewis Allago on Friday, the court instructed the state anti-corruption commission and its chairman, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of Kano state and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to maintenance status quo pending the hearing and determination of the substantive motion.

The court also directed suspension of any attempt by the commission or anyone acting on its behalf pending the hearing on 18th March 2020.

The state Anti-Corruption agency had on Thursday announced that it began a fresh investigation of Emir Sanusi for alleged illegal sales of landed property.

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The commission also invited him to appear before it on Monday 9th of March, 2020, to clear himself of the allegation.

The commission’s investigation came two days after the state house of assembly directed the house committee on public petition to also investigate petition filed against the Kano monarch.

The commission had earlier submitted a report to Kano state government recommending the suspension of the emir. It, however, said the fresh investigation has nothing to do with alleged mismanagement of N3.4bn by the Emirate Council.

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