Ganduje states financial misappropriation why Emir Sanusi Lamido was removed from 2014 – 2017; incidentally the cumulative amount was not upto $5M which he collected from one contract.
- The anti-graft commission disclosed that the Kano Emirate council under Muhammadu Sanusi II expended about N117 million for fueling generators plants between 2014 to 2017, the break down is as follows N43 million in 2014, N39 million in 2015, N22 million in 2016 and N12 million in 2017.
- That; the emirate council under Muhammadu Sanusi II spend about N54 million on airtime and data In subscription to Airtel Network Ltd mostly on personal phone numbers between the period of 2014 to 2017.
- More shocking is the claim that N105 million was sent from the Emirate Council’s account to an individual account in the name of one Engr. Sanusi Tijani at United Bank for Africa (UBA), between 2014 to 2017.
- That from 2014 to 2017, N144,362,381 was spent on hotel accommodation bills, payment of chartered Aircraft and payment of air tickets by the Kano State Emirate Council under the Emir chairmanship.
Among others, reason exposed was alleged insubordination, disrespect to lawful authorities, refusal to attend official meetings, investigation panel committee and breach of Kano Emirate Law.
The decision to dethroned Sanusi from the throne was made to save the Emirate from total collapse and embezzlement of tax-payer money, the governor says. “It is on record that in so many instances, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 section 13(a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.
Was the Governor right to dethroned emir Sanusi II? thereby breaking a 1000 years tradition.