Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, does not possess the legal authority to interfere with the ongoing investigations into the alleged land scam involving a former Kano monarch, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The state Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission (PCACC) stated this in a press statement issued on Saturday, saying the commission is an independent organ with legal enactments that empowers it to operate without interference from any quarters.
The statement, issued by the commission’s director of special assignment, Usman Bello, argues that the number of influential persons been investigated and prosecuted by the commission is an indication that the commission conducts its duties without infringements from official quarters.
He revealed that investigations into the case of the former Emir of Kano is been rattled by obstructions from financial institutions that are unyielding to the request by the commission to avail it with evidence in their possession.
He posited that the commission cannot manufacture evidence, stressing that the matter is suffering from lack of collaboration from financial institutions as against the alleged interference from the state government been spread by those he described as detractors.
Bello note that governor Ganduje cannot influence the conduct of investigation against the deposed monarch, further noting that all cases been handled by the commission are treated on their merits.