Emir Sanusi cannot escape probe - Kano Speaker speaks tough, says House of Reps has no right to intervene
- Kano state Speaker says the Assembly is determined to find out the truth about the charges leveled against Emir Sanusi
- The Speakers also argued that the House of Reps has no right to intervene in the matter
- According to him, the constitution which the lawmaker relied on, cannot be applicable to Kano state
Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, Speaker of Kano state House of Assembly, insisted that the House of Representatives has no right to intervene in the ongoing investigation of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, NAIJ.com learnt.
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The Speaker said this in response to call of Rep Aliyu Sani Madakin Gini (APC, Dala) urging the House of Representatives to intervene in the probe of the Emir by the Kano assembly.
According to Daily Trust, the Speaker noted that, the constitution which the lawmaker relied on cannot be applicable to Kano state.
According to him, the constitution which the lawmaker quoted cannot be applicable to the Kano
He said: “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.”
Going further, the Speaker insisted that the Kano state House of Assembly is determined to unravel the truth about the eight-count charge leveled against the emir.
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He said: “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 arise.”
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who is under investigation on suspicion of embezzlement has posted details of his salary for April 2017 on social media.
The Emir uploaded the information on Tuesday morning, May 2, via his verified Instagram account.
Many however suspected that the probe is connected to the Emir's recent outburst slamming leaders about the poverty level in the Northern part of the Country.
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