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Kano’s Gov Yusuf sets up commissions to probe misappropriation, violence under Ganduje

Kano’s Gov Yusuf sets up commissions to probe misappropriation, violence under Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf has inaugurated two judicial commissions of inquiry to probe cases of misappropriation of public property, political violence and missing persons between 2015 and 2023.

The panels will look inti incidences that happened when former governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was in charge.

Justice Zuwaira commission

The first commission under Justice Zuwaira Yusuf will look into cases of political violence and missing persons from 2015-2023.

“Political violence is a major setback to democracy worldwide. It leads to loss of lives and property as well as mistrust on the part of the people and those in power”, the governor said.

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He added, “The disturbing cases of political killings especially in 2023 must not be swept under the carpet, this is to ensure we prevent future occurrences.

Part of the mandates of Justice Zuwaira commission was to “Unravel the criminal network involved and unmask the sponsors to face justice, find its causes and find out where violence is associated with 2015, 2019 and 2013.”

The governor said investigating the misappropriation of the public asset was part of his inaugural pledge to unravel and prosecute those behind cases of political violence recorded in the state.

Justice Faruk commission

The second commission of inquiry under Justice Faruk Lawan, will look into cases of misappropriation of public property and assets.

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The governor charged Justice Lawan and his members not to relent in identifying cases of misappropriation of public property and assets, especially by the last administration within and outside the state.

Yusuf charged members of the commission not to compromise their stands but remain faithful to their oath and the people of Kano at large and ensure justice for the state.

Political witch-hunt?

Fearing that the two commissions might be seen as serving political interest, the governor said the move is neither political nor targeted at any individual but it’s a move with the mandate of the people of the state.

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While inaugurating the panels on Thursday, Yusuf charged its members to work towards bringing anyone found wanting to book.

Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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