A Chief Magistrates’ court in Kano on Tuesday has issued and signed the arrest warrant of three palace officials sequel to a motion by Salisu Tahir, Chief State counsel.
The Kano State Public Complainant and Anti-corruption Commission’s Investigation has written the Magistrate court in Kano for an order of arrest of three palace officials over alleged N4 billion fraud against the Emir of Kano
The Chief Magistrate granted the order citing their refusal to honor the commission’s invitation.
Among those ordered to be arrested are: Mannir Sanusi, the Chief of Staff to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who holds the traditional title of Damburan Kano, Mujitaba Abba and the Accountant of Kano Emirate Council Sani Muhammad-Kwaru.
Tahir had said that the request was based on the provision of Section 38 of the enabling Law establishing the Commission.
However, Mr. Muhiyi Magaji, the Chairman of the commission, said the three persons that have an arrest warrant on their heads are the principal suspects in the case.
He said the commission had already requested security operatives to enforce the order and arrest the three persons.