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Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, Alleged N3.4bn fraud: Kano anti-graft agency recommends Sanusi’s suspension

It also recommended that further legal action should be taken against all the suspects as soon as the final outcome of the investigations were concluded and legal advice issued. As of the time of filing this report, the council had yet to react to the allegations of misappropriation of funds levelled against it by the commission.  But a Kano lawyer and activist, Abdulsalam Yusuf, said,  “What happened was that some interested people petitioned  the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, alleging misappropriation of funds to the tune of N2.4bn at the Kano Emirate Council However, a Kano civil rights activist, Mr Ibrahim Maryam, contended that the said money was the actual money inherited by Sanusi. Maryam said the commission should first investigate how much the late Emir Ado Bayero left behind and how much was paid as his royalties, including additional salary increment for emirate staff.

Footballer Okocha dragged to court over money laundering in Aberdeen

Nigerian football legend, Augustine J.J Okocha, has appeared in court in Aberdeen over money laundering charges. The footballer appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, according to Thescottishsun. T he 45-year-old faced two charges in the closed-doors hearing. He faces one charge in relation to alleged acquisition, use and possession of criminal property, and another relating to allegedly concealing, disguising, converting and transferring criminal property. . It is understood the appearance relates to incidents alleged to have happened in 2015. Police began an investigation in 2015 which spanned two years before charges were brought against Okocha and six others – five of whom are alleged to have carried out fraud related to businesses. Okocha made no plea during the hearing and was granted bail. The case against him was continued for further examination. No date has yet been fixed for his next court appearance.