Court orders arrest of Kano Emir’s Chief of Staff, two others

By Admin on 29/05/2019

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Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, Mohammed Idris has ordered the arrest of Mannir Sanusi, the Chief of Staff to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and two other persons in connection N4 billion fraud investigation against the Emir of Kano.

They were sued before the Magistrate court by the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission for failing to honour its invitation in an N4 billion fraud investigation against the Emir.

The commission wrote to the court seeking an order of arrest against the three palace officials.
The Chief Magistrate consequently issued and signed the arrest warrant sequel to a motion by Mr Salisu Tahir, Chief State counsel who said the request was based on the provision of Section 38 of the enabling law establishing the commission.

The commission informed that of the four persons invited in connection to the allegation, of which only Isa Bayero, alias Isa Pilot, who was a former scribe to the Emirate Council, honoured the invitation.

Reacting to the development, the chairman of the commission, Mr Muhiyi Magaji, said the three persons that have an arrest warrant on their heads are the principal suspects in the case.
He explained the commission had already intimated security operatives to enforce the order and arrest the suspects.


Posted on May, 29 2019

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