Monday, 3 July 2017

Speaker Of Kano State House Of Assembly Alleged Resigns Over Emir's Corruption Probe

Kabiru Rurum, speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, has resigned. Rurum, reportedly resigned amidst allegation of collecting money to trash the investigation of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

Recall the House had moved to investigate the Emir for alleged corruption, but again stopped alongside Kano's anti-corruption agency who also suspended its investigation of the monarch after prominent Nigerians, including Acting President Osinbajo, intervened.

The speaker, Mr. Rurum,was being alleged to have been bribed to discontinue the probe, an allegation he denied. He however resigned on Monday in a letter read at plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Chidariof, who presided over the sitting on Monday. .

The former speaker, according to NAN, was alleged to have collected N100 million from business mogul Aliko Dangote but failed to share the money to the members. .

He had earlier at a news briefing before the assembly went on Sallah recess, denied the allegation and threatened to sue an online media organisation that first published the report. .

The deputy speaker, who read the letter, said Mr. Rurum resigned to protect his image due to allegations bordering on corruption leveled against him by some of the members. .

It was reported shortly that after the letter was read and accepted, the lawmakers elected the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Abdullahi Atta, as the new Speaker. Mr. Atta.

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