Deposed Emir Sanusi to Face N2b Land Scam Charges
A Federal High Court has okayed the investigation of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi the second over an alleged N2.2 billion land scam.
Justice Lewis Allagoa gave the nod when he dismissed the fundamental human right suit filed by the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, its chairman as well as the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, from investigating him on the alleged land racketeering, arguing the planned investigation was against his fundamental human right.
With this judgment, Sanusi will face fresh anti-corruption charges three months after his deposition.
Galaxy TV correspondent King Richard reports that the anti-graft agency said it had invested on the embattled Sanusi a Right of Occupancy CON-RES-2016-503, which was reportedly sold illegally by the Kano emirate council to Family Home Fund Limited at the instance of Sanusi as the Emir.
The commission claimed all the alleged illegal transactions for the sale of the landed properties at Darmanawa, Hotoro and Bubbugaje belonging to the emirate was done by the trio of Shehu Dankadai (Sarkin Shanu), Sarki Ibrahim (Makanan Kano) and Mustapha Yahaya (Dan Isan Lapai) based on the alleged instruction of Sanusi.