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N3.4b Embezzlement: Sanusi Misrepresenting Facts, Deceiving Public, Says Kano Anti-corruption Agency

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The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has described as misrepresentation of facts, the response of Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, to a query the state government issued to him.

The administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had asked Sanusi to respond to the accusation that N3.4 billion was misappropriated under his watch.

In his response, the monarch said he is not the accounting officer of the emirate and made it clear that he did not inherit up to N2 billion.

But in a report, Muhuyi Magaji, chairman of the agency, said there was evidence against Sanusi.

The report, with reference number PCAC/GEN/6/VOL.I, dated June 11, 2019, was addressed to the secretary to the state government.

Part of the report read: “In furtherance to the Commission’s earlier communication No. PCAC/GEN/6/V.I, dated 31st May 2019, on the above subject matter and the unfolding events, the Commission deemed it necessary to make some clarifications as follows:-

“It is imperative to state categorically that, the commission’s investigation is on alleged misappropriation and questionable expenditures but not on the funds left behind by the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, and we still maintain our stance.

“In the cause of investigation, we undertook an analysis of the main Account belonging to Kano Emirate Council and domicile at First Bank with account No. 2005888452 starting from the era of the late emir to enable the commission to have an idea of how the money is being managed.”

According to the report, there were 783 activities bordering on withdrawals, transfers, and placements from January 2, 2013, and June 6, 2014, during the time of the late emir.

“As from 2nd January 2013 to 13th April 2017, the opening balance is N432,338,412.98. Total credit made in the account during this period was N6,784,146,335.73 while the total debit during the period under review is N7,209,035,163.09,” it said.

However, it added that “the closing balance as of April 2017, is N7,449,585.62″.

It said on February 13, 2014, and February 26, 2014, payments were made to Philko Ltd, the company said to have undertaken the construction of Ado Bayero Royal City via Inter Bank transfers of N776,159,519.50.

“There were transfers of N388,079,759.75, N338,079,759.75 and N50,000,000.00 made on February 13, 2014, and February 26, 2014, respectively; making the total quoted figures for Philko Ltd,” it said.

The report also alleged that during the period, fixed deposit placements were made to the tune of N581,884,729.54 (placement and rollovers) while net withdrawals on some engagements both cash and withdrawal stood at N1,056,533,728.31.

“In summary, the total withdrawal made from the account under the Late Emir was N2,414,577,977.35, subtracting this amount from total debit on the account which is N7,209,035,163.09,” it said..

“It is evidently clear that the current emir is responsible for the expenditures to the total sum of N4,794,457,185.74 from the Emirate Council Account domicile in First Bank Plc.”

Similarly, it alleged that all the expenditures made by the emirate council were either based on the approval or instructions of Sanusi.

The commission attached copy of a payment voucher in respect of one of the withdrawals to buttress its claim, which read “Being payment to the above named in respect of making special prayers for peace as directed by H.H. Emir of Kano respectively.

“Therefore, any claim that the Emir is not the accounting officer of the Kano Emirate Council is a deception and a misrepresentation of facts.

“Specifically, the reason of our recommendation for the suspension apart from obstruction of investigation which formed the basis, investigation further reveals that Rufa’i Buhari (senior accountant) usually made cash withdrawals directly from the account and change it to dollars on behalf of the emir.

“Sometimes direct transfers from the account are made to a bureau de change belonging to one Jazuli Sani who was said to have died.

“The commission still maintain the allegation on unappropriated, seemingly personal expenditures, making the total sum of questionable expenditures uncovered by this investigation to the tune of N3,432,090,797.94 only.”

(See documents)

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1 Motorcyclist killed, others injured in Bauchi auto crash – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of one motorcyclist at Dingal Village after a fatal accident

The cyclist was killed in during a head-on collision with a truck along Bauchi-Jos road

Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps, Deputy Corp Commander Ibrahim Abubakar, disclosed this in a message to Dailypost.

He said the five other people who sustained injuries are three males and one female.

He said: “The accident which happened on Tuesday, 12th November 2019 at about 13.00 pm, at Dingal Village along Bauchi-Jos road, involved seven people. The accident involved a truck with number plate: XA 692 RYM, a Peugeot J5 and two motorcycles, a Jincheng and a Boxer.

“The possible cause of the accident was excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking. We got a call and our men rushed to the scene of the crash for rescue and evacuated the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital and the Specialist Hospital.

” The motorcyclist was confirmed dead by a medical doctor at the hospital while five others sustained different degrees of injuries.”

Abubakar advised motorists to be more careful while driving in order to reduce the rate of road traffic crashes which lead to loss of lives and properties.

“We will not get tired of calling on drivers and other road users to obey road traffic regulations so that these lives and properties that are being lost during accidents will be reduced to the barest minimum.

” People should be more cautious while on the road, especially now that there is a high volume of vehicular and human movement on the highways,” he warned.

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Najeriya ta yi fatali da bukatar makwabtan kasashe na bude iyakokinta

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Bisa dukan alamu, Ministocin Kasashen Jamhuriyar Nijar da Benin da suka bukaci bude iyakokin Najeriya da aka rufe tun watan Agustan bana cikin gaggawa, sun fice cikin fushi daga taron da Wakilan Gwamnatocin Kasashen da ke Makwabtaka da Najeriya suka yi a Abuja akan halin da kasashen suka tsinci kansu tun bayan rufe iyakokin Najeriya,domin kuwa Ministan Kula da harkokin wajen Najeriya Geofrey Onyeama ya karanata wa Manema Labarai Jawabin bayan taron daga shi sai ‘yan’uwansa na cikin gida.

Kasar Nijar da ke Makwabtaka da Najeriya ta bangaren Arewa ta bayana cewa rufe iyakokin na kasa, ya jawo mata asarar makudan kudade da yawan su ya kai CEFA miliyan 40, kimanin dalar Amurka miliyan 67, Kwatankwacin fiye da Naira miliyan 24 a Kudin Najeriya.

Ministan Kula da Harkokin Cikin gida na Nijar Mohammed Bazoum da ya fice kafin a gama taron ya ce Najeriya ta dauki mataki mai zafi na rufe kan iyakokin ta da Kasashen uku ne a bisa abinda ta kira matsalolin da ta ke fuskanta na fasa kwabri, su ma kansu Nijar wanan matsala tana shafan su, shi ya sa a yau suka taru domin lalubo mafita wacce ba za ta cutar da kowace kasa ba.Saboda matsalar fasa kwari ta addabi kasashen da ke makwabtaka da Najeriyan ne duka.

To saidai Karamin Ministan Hulda da Kasashen waje na Najeriya Ambasada Zubairu Dada ya bayyana wa manema labarai cewa wuni muhimmin mataki da taron ya dauka shi ne na nada wani komiti na musamman da ke dauke da jami’an Kwastan, da na jami’an Shige da Fice,da na Hukumomin tsaron kasashen uku, da zai yi rangadi da sintiri a kan iyakokin kasashen sannan ya bada rahoto da Najeriya za ta duba yiwuwar bude iyakokin ta.

Amma ga mai fashin baki kan al’amuran yau da kullum Aminu Jumare yana ganin ba a bi dokokin Kungiyar Kasashen Afrika ta Yamma wajen rufe iyakokin Najeriya ba.

Nan da makonni biyu na gaba Komitin Kula da harkokin tsaro za ta sake wani taro a Abuja babban Birnin Najeriya.

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Dankwambo mocks El-Rufai as he kneels, begs Kogi people to forgive Kogi governor

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Former governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has mocked Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for begging Nigerians to vote Governor Yahaya Bello.

DAILY POST reports that El-Rufai was down on his kneels at the All Progressives Congress, APC, mega rally in Lokoja, on Thursday, begging the people of the State to forgive Governor Yahaya Bello of whatever wrong he had done and vote him back to power.

El-Rufai, who is the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Campaign in Kogi State was quoted as saying, “Many people say Yahaya Bello is young and that he has fought many people. For every one that the governor has offended, I am asking all of you to forgive him. He is young, he is supposed to make mistakes.

“When you are young, you make mistakes, but you are supposed to learn from him. On his behalf, I am kneeling down to beg all of you to forgive Yahaya Bello if he has offended you.”

Reacting Dankwambo, on his Twitter page wrote, ”How do you beg for forgiveness for a governor owing 30 months salaries and who cannot point to one project in 4yrs?”

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