The embattled Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, on Saturday replied the query issued to him by the Kano State government over alleged misappropriation of N3.4bn.
In the emir’s reply, signed by Abba Yusuf, secretary to the Kano State emirate council, the monarch said he inherited only N1.8bn in the account of the emirate.
“You wish to know that, as at the time His Highness was appointed Sarkin Kano, the exact amount in the accounts of Kano emirate council was N1,893,378,927.38.
“It is important to note that his Highness is not the accounting officer of the Kano Emirate Council, but the Secretary of the Council,” the terse reply, dated dated June 7, 2019, said.
The emir thanked the Kano State government for giving him the opportunity to respond to all the allegations contained in the report by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission.
DAILY NIGERIAN also gathered that despite the truce, the emir has chosen to clear his name by responding to the query of the state government regarding allegations leveled against him by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission.
The governor and the emir have been at dagger drawn, following the emir’s alleged support for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Abba Yusuf, in the last general election.
In order to whittle down the emir’s influence, the governor created four rival emirates in Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye and appointed emirs in each emirate.
A court action was instituted by the four kingmakers of Kano Emirate, challenging the government decision to balkanize the emirate.