Kano court dismisses report recommending Emir Sanusi’s suspension

A preliminary report of the Kano state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC), which recommended the suspension of Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court.

A report by the commission had in 2019, recommended the suspension of the emir of Kano, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds, The Cable reports.

A Kano court has rejected a report of an anti-corruption commission which recommended the suspension of Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano
The commission claimed that Sanusi misappropriated the sum of N3.4 billion between 2014 and 2017.

However, the court in delivering judgment on Friday, February 21, said the commission violated the principle of fair hearing by not giving Sanusi an opportunity to be heard before releasing the report on him.

The emir was also awarded N200, 000 as general compensation for the breach of his human rights.

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