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Emir Sanusi can’t escape probe, insists Kano speaker

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, has maintained that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, cannot escape being probed for financial misconduct.

Mr Rurum said this while reacting to a call by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, Aliyu Madakingini (APC, Dala), who urged the House of Representatives to intervene in the probe of the emir by the Kano Assembly.

He insisted that the House of Representatives has no right to intervene in the ongoing investigation of the Emir, Daily Trust reports.

Mr Rurum pointed out that the section of the constitution which the lawmaker relied on cannot be applicable to Kano state.

According to the Speaker, “The section 14 (2b) of the constitution which Madaki relied upon to back his argument is categorical and cannot be applicable in Kano because the situation on ground did not warrant for that.

“The section says the NASS can intervene in the affairs of state assembly only if the assembly cannot sit or if there is crisis in the house but in our own case, there is nothing like that. Out of the 35 members, 34 voted in support of the investigation, while only one member failed to vote in support. So, the move is completely out of context.”

Mr Rurum insisted that the Kano state House of Assembly is determined to unravel the truth about the eight-count charge levelled against the Emir.

“The 7-man ad-hoc committee saddled with responsibility of investigating the emir is within the ambit of law.

“We formulated the law that is governing the affairs of the Kano emirate council and with the provision of section 128 of the Constitution, we have the mandate to cross-check its activities whenever the need arises,” he said.

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