About N345 million has been declared missing in the account of Upper Sharia Court in Kano state.
A local radio station in Kano, Freedom Radio, reported that the money belong to heirs, whose family decided to deposit the fund in the account of the Sharia Court before sharing it to the rightful owners.
The station also reported that six laptops were stolen in the court in a bid to block any trace that could lead to uncovering the criminal act.
The state Grand Khadi, Tijjani Yakasai, confirmed the development, saying the matter had been reported to the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC, for investigation.
The secretary to the court, Haruna Khalil, said an investigative panel had been set up to investigate the matter.
The secretary said the case came to limelight when a business associate of the deceased came to claim N40 million which he deposited for a business but the man dies before the actualization of the deal.
When he tendered his documents, according to the secretary, the court ordered that he should be refunded his money.
“When the signatories of the account went to withdraw the said amount, to their dismay and surprise, they found that only N9 million remaining in the account.
” Also, the laptops of the Court have been missing to block any attempt to trace the culprits,” he said.
Freedom Radio in Kano reported that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission had confirmed the receipt of the complaint and already commenced investigation into the matter.