Northern Nigeria (Arewa): Breaking News In Nigeria | Inside Arewa Blog
Politics | Entertainment News |Fictional Stories | Lifestyle.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Kano Speaker denies receiving N100m to suspend probe against Sanusi
Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum has denied a media
report that he received N100 million bribe to suspend the probe of Emir
of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II.
The Speaker, on Tuesday in Kano, dismissed the report by an online media outfit ‘Daily Nigeria’ as false and an attempt to tarnish his image.
Rurum gave Daily Nigeria on week within which to retract the report and apologise to the State Assembly or face legal action.
speaker said the assembly would constitute a committee to investigate
the matter, adding that the publishers must come before the committee to
defend the allegation.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the report had alleged that
the state Assembly was divided over a bribe received from business
mogul, Aliko Dangote to suspend the probe of the emir.
said, “I wish to clearly make it known that the story was not true, but
mere libelous and false information aimed at tarnishing my image in
person and that of my colleagues.” According
to him, the report is also targeted at creating tension and chaos among
the lawmakers and ridicule the personality of Dangote.
story was just a fabrication, a tissue of lies and unjustifiable,
because there was never a time I met with Dangote to discuss such
issue, not to talk of him offering bribe to us.” He
explained that the intervention of Acting President, Prof. Yemi
Osinbanjo, Northern Governors and other notable Nigerians to stop the
probe was channeled through the state governor and not the assembly. “It is a tradition that when such things happened, the Governor gets in touch with us as one of the three arms of government.
the governor forwarded his request letter appealing for the suspension
of the investigation on behalf of all the concerned citizens.” The speaker recalled that the same online media platform recently published a report agitating for the removal of the Emir.
He expressed confidence that the legislators would unravel those behind the false publication, and assured that they would not allow sycophants to disunite them.