Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly summoned the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II over his expenditure since his appointment in 2014.
Sanusi, one of the country’s most outspoken and powerful traditional rulers, is alleged to have engaged in “questionable expenditures and financial misappropriations,” amounting to about N4 billion.
The Emirate council, which is expected to honour the summon of the EFCC on May 2, 2017, has since debunked the accusations at a press conference.
“The Emir, Sanusi inherited N2.9 billion (exactly N2.895,165,43.77) – $9,491,120 and not N4 billion as stated in some media reports,” Bashir Wali, the Walin Kano and senior council official in the Kano Emirate stated.
Wali also said the Emirate had only spent N3.4 billion ($11,127,520) since Sanusi’s emergence in June 2014.
Emir Sanusi has lately been loudly critical of religious and political leaders of northern Nigeria whom he blames for the underdevelopment and backwardness of the region.