Bribery Allegation : Kano Assembly Exonerates Speaker, Kabiru Rurum

Kano House of Assembly on Wednesday exonerated its Speaker Kabir Alhassan Rurum over allegation of receiving millions of naira from Africa richest man Alhaji Aliko Dangote  during investigation of financial misappropriation leveled against the Emir Malam Muhammad Sanusi last year.

This follows the adoption of a report submitted by the committee established by the house last year to investigate the allegation.

Presenting the report to the house, the committee Chairman and member representing Bichi constituency, Alhaji Hamza Sule Bichi said the allegation was baseless and unfounded as the alleged giver of the bribe Alhaji Aliko Dangote denied the allegation.

Solacebase recalled that the Speaker Kabiru Alhassan Rurum during the period of the allegation last year, resigned his position to give room for transparent investigation . He later emerged   the deputy Speaker about two months ago after a crisis in the house which was resolved by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The erstwhile Speaker Yusuf Abdullahi Ata was subsequently impeached on 30th July 2018 with Kabiru Alhassan Rurum making a comeback as the new Speaker.

However before receiving the committee report on Wednesday, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum step aside for the deputy Speaker Hamisu Ibrahim Cidari to preside over plenary.

After receiving the report, the deputy Speaker  Hamisu Ibrahim Cidari  called for the adoption of the report which was unanimously adopted and exonerated Kabiru Alhassan Rurum of wrong doing.


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