Kano anti-corruption agency withdraws summoning Sanusi’s wife, others

Kano State Public Complaints And Anti- Corruption Commission on Thursday withdraw letters of invitations extended to some beneficiaries of medical assistance from Kano Emirate Council for interrogation.

Recall that the Anti-Graft agency is investigating alleged misappropriation of Kano Emirate Fund to the tune of N3.4bn based on a petition written by a group of people.

The commission had earlier summoned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi’s wife, late Ado Bayero’s wives, 93-year old Sarkin Bai and others, in a letter dated June 17th for being beneficiaries of medical assistance from Kano Emirate Council for clarification.

However, in a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Kano Emirate Council by the Commission Director Public Complaints and Mediation, Salisu Tahir, dated June 20th, the Commission said it did not know any of the persons among the invited personalities.

The letter said “the invitation to the said beneficiaries of medical assistance became pertinent due to the fact that the document for the medical trip does not containedany referral letter from Nigerian Hospital to the designated as well as evidence supporting the trip to give credence to the claim,”

It said the commission suspected the expenditures were none existence due to the failure of the Emirate Council to cooperate with the commission’s investigation with the provision of information.

It, therefore, stated that it withdrew the earlier letter, dated June 17th and urged the Emirate Council to provide the commission with all referral letters for the medical assistance given to individuals from the fund and also evidence of admission/attendance at the designated hospitals abroad.

The letter added that the provision of the information is in pursuant to section 31 of the Kano State Public Complaints And Anti- Corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended).

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