Emerging reports say that the Kano State Assembly has reportedly filed 8-count charges against Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II.
According to Lere Olayinka, an aide to Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose, said the assembly voted overwhelmingly for a probe of Emir Sanusi.
Olayinka was quoting a Facebook user named Sunday Akoji, who claimed that the emir has been accused of many counts of corrupt practices and is now under probe.
The committee probing the Kano monarch is expected to report back to the House in two weeks.
The report comes just as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) apologized to the Kano monarch over a report on a probe into the financial activities of his emirate council.
Jamie Angus, editorial director at BBC, tendered an apology letter to Sanusi over an April 24 story that said the traditional ruler was among those being investigated in connection to alleged misappropriation of about N6 billion Emirate Council fund Angus has come out to say that the report is not correct.
He explained that the station’s editorial staff in Abuja had inaccurately translated an April 24 interview with Muhyi Magaji, the chairman of Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, who allegedly said that Sanusi was under investigation.
Angus said: “The recording of the interview was passed to another colleague in Abuja office, summarised in a despatch and then sent to London where the online report was written and published.
“It is now clear from our investigations that the reports did not accurately reflect what we were told by Magaji, who had, in fact, made clear to our reporter that you had not been invited in for questioning and indeed that it was unlikely that there would be a need to invite you for question.
“Accordingly, the report we published suggested that you were under personal investigation was not correct and for that I offer my sincere apologies.”
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, lambasting the Nigerian leadership for not showing any evidence that it is fighting corruption