The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II on Wednesday sacked his Senior Private Secretary, Alhaji Isah Bayero who was accused of being behind the leakage of vital information that led to the investigation and probe of the financial activities of the Kano Emirate council.
Isah Bayero, a former pilot with Kabo Airline was appointed Emir Sanusi’s aid in 2014 when Sanusi II mounted the throne, following the death of the late Emir, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero.
Palace sources that revealed Emir Sanusi II became rattled over how secret documents from the Emirate found its way to the public domain constituted a powerful committee that unraveled the source of the sabotage.
An impeccable Palace source stated that, “following reports that Isah Bayero was allegedly behind the scheming that led to the leakage of information, the Emir became embittered and ordered that he left his position in the palace. He is no longer the secretary but I cannot confirm whether he was paid his entitlements.”
Armed with vital information on the alleged “reckless” spending in the Emirate Council under the watch of Emir Sanusi II, Kano State Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Agency opened up investigation into the matter which prompted to the invitation of senior members of the Emirate Council by the agency.
Emir Sanusi II, however, was awash with criticism in the media and the public, following allegations that he allegedly spent over N4 billion he reportedly inherited from the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero.
However, the Chief Finance Officer of the Palace, Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir Wali, in a Press Conference reacted to reports that the Emirate spent N4 billion left behind by the former Emir, describing the allegations as untrue, insisting that Emir Sanusi 11 inherited only N1, 893, 378, 927.38, as against N4 billion allegedly inherited by the Emir.
Walin Kano added that, “before the appointment of His Highness, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, CON. The Kano Emirate Council has the sum of N2,875,168,431.17 under various Banks as Fixed Deposit Accounts, out of which N981,784,503.79 was withdrawn and used during the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero on 7/2/2014 for the payment of Ado Bayero Royal City Project leaving a balance of N1, 893,378,927.38 with various banks.”
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